Exclusive: Pundit suggests 22y/o could lead Everton exodus amid West Ham transfer report

Alex Bruce has suggested that Jonjoe Kenny could lead an exodus of players from Everton as West Ham reportedly eye the right-back.

The former Premier League defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, believes the Toffees will be looking to move players out this summer to give Carlo Ancelotti the funds to strengthen his squad.

Kenny could be one of the fringe players who departs this summer, with the Telegraph reporting that West Ham are interested in taking him to East London.

The 23-year-old has returned to Goodison Park after an impressive spell on loan at Bundesliga outfit Schalke, where he scored twice and contributed three assists in 31 games.

When asked about the possibility of a permanent move away, Bruce told Football Insider. “It wouldn’t surprise me, there will be a few players the manager will be wanting to get out to raise funds to strengthen the squad.

“Obviously, with him being out on loan and being linked with other clubs it wouldn’t surprise me if he ended up leaving on a permanent basis.”

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The Hammers have lost Jeremy Ngakia and Pablo Zabaleta this summer, while Sky Sports report that Ryan Fredericks is available and that Southampton are eyeing a move.

Everton are also likely to be in the market for a full-back of their own after Leighton Baines hung up his boots.

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