Updated: Jun 4, 2020
Bundesliga is set to return Saturday 16 May. Increasing investments across the German Top Flight has seen the Football Index trending list littered with stars such as Lewandowski, Werner, Nkunku, Gnabry.
And Jadon Sancho.
Of course, it's easy to see why traders are lumping on the 20 year old winger. Sancho ticks every box. He's an assisting machine. He consistently scores too. He's young. He's English. He's a transfer target for every superclub in Europe, including the most-reported club in the media, Manchester United. He's front-page material in every respect. His PB, Media Attention and Price History profiles the most lucrative opportunity the Football Index presents. This is why he is King of the Index. This is why every football fan that's desperately missing their dose of the beautiful game will be tuning in to Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke next Saturday.
As Sancho looks to lace-up for the first time since 7th March, he'll be facing another Englishman on the field. Furthermore, if he by chance plays on the left wing rather than the right, he'll be matching up against his fellow countryman.
Schalke's right-back signed on a season-long loan from Everton. 23 years old. £0.74 on the index.
Kenny has featured in all but two league games for Schalke this season, assisting three times and finding the net once. In contrast to Sancho's scorching tsunami of stats, Kenny's are a tepid bath. However, Kenny's contributions thus far are not the reason we're writing this article.
It's the opportunity he finds himself in.
If ever there was a time to prove a point, to draw the eye of the English football fans, to demonstrate his ability to Evertonians, it's now.
From a trader perspective, if ever there was a time to invest in Bundesliga Youth, particularly English players, it's now. Who knows how long it will take for other leagues to resume. The French Ligue 1 is firmly put to bed, along with various other leagues throughout the continent such as Eredivisie. There may not be a resumption of 19/20 for many competitions. Bundesliga is a glimmering beacon in a very dark sky.
Kenny has his chance now. As Everton have given youth a chance since Ancelotti's arrival, with the likes of Calvert-Lewin showing great potential when played regularly, Kenny will surely want to establish himself as a starting full-back upon his return to Goodison Park. Add to the equation Everton's doubts over Sidibé becoming a permanent acquisition, and the ageing Seamus Coleman, there's a huge void at Right Back that needs filling. And there are very few full-backs that have the opportunity to catch the eye right now. Step up Jonjoe Kenny.
A certain young scouse full-back, just two years younger than Kenny, has demonstrated that defenders can earn dividends on the index and rise to substantial values. Everton's rebuild could prove deadly in seasons to come - and a spot as the starting Right Back could be the cue for Kenny to rise the ranks of Football Index.
We're not getting ahead of ourselves. There are a thousand reasons for Kenny not to make it back to Everton as a starting right-back. Schalke have admitted they want Kenny for another season, even inferring that if financial uncertainty wasn't so prevalent during this pandemic they'd have already made an offer. However, if the outcome we're aiming for is a starting premier league right back, now is the time to invest in the Englishman.
The return of Bundesliga is the greatest platform Jonjoe Kenny now has to make a statement.
A few decent performances, particularly in front of eager English Football fans, could see Kenny start to trend upwards on the Index. As media lenses and writers fixate on Germany, Kenny will only need one stand-out performance to find his name in an English paper given the nonexistence of matches elsewhere. In fact, he's been mentioned in a couple of articles this week already.
There are many more prominent names on the list of Bundesliga-buys before the Scouse full-back. However, there are few more prominent Bundesliga-bargains than Jonjoe Kenny.
Articles Kenny has featured in this week: