Everton youngster Jonjoe Kenny has signed a new three-year contract with the club
Jonjoe Kenny said : “This means the world to me.”
The defender joined Everton at the age of nine, progressing through the youth setup to captain the Under-21s and made his Premier League debut as a substitute against Norwich City in May.
Last season the 19-year-old defender had loan spells with Wigan Athletic and Oxford United where he helped the club win promotion to League One.
He is now contracted to the Blues until the end of the 2018/19 campaign.
“This contract means the world to me,” Kenny said. “I love this club and it’s where I want to be, so hopefully I can kick on.
“Playing for the first-team at the end of last season was a dream come true and I want more of that.
“My family and all the [Academy] coaches have helped me get this far and now I’ve got David Unsworth. He’s really helped me – I’ve become fitter and a better player, so I owe him a lot of thanks as well.
“With the new manager, you get the nod every now and again to train with the first-team. Those are the opportunities when you have got to show how good you are.
“When they come around, you have to do well.”
Kenny was handed his senior Everton debut by Under-23s coach Unsworth, who selected the youngster among the substitutes during his only fixture in temporary charge of the first-team in last season’s home meeting with Norwich.