Jonjoe Kenny has posted a touching message to Schalke supporters after his loan with the German Bundesliga club came to an end – but has the Everton defender hinted that he wants to stay at Schalke?

Kenny, 23, chose to leave Everton and move to the Bundesliga last summer on loan – with plenty of other English players opting to try their luck in Germany. Jadon Sancho has set an example at Borussia Dortmund.

The right-back had played 40 times for Everton’s senior team but was third choice behind Djibril Sidibe and Seamus Coleman when he left. He has since starred for Schalke, playing 31 times as his loan side finished 12th.