Schalke announce Jonjoe Kenny signing from Everton with hilarious South Park tweet

Jonjoe Kenny has joined Schalke on a season-long loan for the 2019/20 campaign.

The Everton defender made 12 appearances last season as back-up to Seamus Coleman and also as a makeshift left-back when Lucas Digne and Leighton Baines were unavailable.

Jonjoe Kenny has made 40 first-team appearances for Everton

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Jonjoe Kenny has made 40 first-team appearances for Everton

The 22-year-old joined the club’s academy when he was nine and has made 40 first-team appearances since making his debut in 2016.

He has enjoyed previous loan spells at Wigan in 2015 and Oxford in 2016.

Schalke announced the signing with a South Park inspired tweet with the words: “Oh my god! They signed Kenny! #s04 #WelcomeKenny.”

The right-back is currently on international duty with England as the prepare for the European Under-21 Championships, which start this weekend.

Once the tournament finishes, Kenny will join up with the Bundesliga club’s new manager, former Huddersfield boss David Wagner.

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“It is a big chance for me, to come to a new country and show off my abilities, especially at a big club like Schalke,” Kenny told the club’s website.

“Schalke 04 is a club with a long history and fantastic fans. I am happy to be here and can’t wait to get up and running with the team.”