By Kevin Campbell

28th Mar, 2021 | 1:31pm

Campbell verdict on Celtic signing Kenny permanently from Everton after twist

Jonjoe Kenny‘s Celtic future is in the hands of whoever is appointed the new manager.

That is according to ex-Everton and Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell, speaking exclusively after Football Insider revealed that Roy Keane was interviewed for the vacant position earlier this week. 

The 49-year-old is among the frontrunners for the job after this site revealed on 25 March that he was in talks with the club. 

Kenny, 24, has not missed a minute of action for Celtic since signing on loan in January from Everton and his displays have impressed supporters.

Campbell claimed that Kenny’s future is not in his own hands but used his last match against Rangers on 21 March to illustrate that he is good enough to sign permanently.

It all depends on who comes in,” he told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs.

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“I think he’s a decent player. He’s not looked out of place for Celtic. But whoever comes in might have their own players in mind who they want to recruit. Watch this space.

“I thought he had a decent game against Rangers the other week but the one moment he fell asleep, Morelos gets the goal.

“That’s the defender’s lot. You have to be able to defend these things properly because that’s where the danger is and that’s what he’s paid to do. I’m sure he’d be disappointed but I think he did have a decent game overall.”

Kenny has made 48 appearances in total for parent club Everton.

He was also part of the England side which triumphed in the 2017 U-20 World Cup.

In other news, Scott Brown’s departure to Aberdeen will hand the incoming Celtic manager a dressing room advantage, so says a top pundit.