1. Having trouble logging in by clicking the link at the top right of the page? Click here to be taken to the log in page.
    Dismiss Notice

Johnny Kenny

Discussion in 'Celtic Chat' started by Notorious, Jan 5, 2022.

Discuss Johnny Kenny in the Celtic Chat area at TalkCeltic.net.

  1. Notorious Gold Member Gold Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2012
    Messages:
    137,620
    Likes Received:
    63,008
    Good bit of business here.






    Sligo Rovers have negotiated a deal with Celtic to ensure that the €150,000 they receive for the sale of promising striker Johnny Kenny can be increased by add-ons.

    Ireland U19 striker Kenny is set to formally join Celtic in the next 24 hours after opting for the Glasgow giants over a move to Hibernian.

    He signed a new deal with Rovers, his local club, in November but Independent.ie revealed last month that a key aspect of the terms was the insertion of a release clause which was duly triggered by his Scottish suitors.

    There were fears in Sligo circles that the €150,000 would turn out to be all they received for the player's services.

    However, there was scope for discussions around clauses and the League of Ireland side have reached agreement with Celtic in this department after lengthy talks.



    It means they will receive additional money if Kenny makes a set number of appearances for the Celtic first team at any level - with another six figure sum on the cards if he reaches the limit.

    Crucially, the Bit'O'Red have also secured a sell-on clause believed to be in the region of 10-15pc, which means they will profit if Kenny is sold by Celtic at a later date.

    Kenny was one of the breakthrough stars of the 2021 League of Ireland season, hitting double figures in his first season as a senior professional.

    He completed his Leaving Cert last summer while playing for Rovers.

    Celtic have been monitoring Kenny for a number of months and saw off competition from Hibs for his signature




    There is a possibility that the 18-year-old will be sent out on loan to another Scottish club before the January window closes but nothing is agreed in that regard.
     
  2. Moore Moorsum1888 Gold Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2008
    Messages:
    3,822
    Likes Received:
    1,265
    Location:
    Dalkeith
    Fav Celtic Player:
    James Forrest
    Fav Celtic Song:
    JCGE & Grace
    Young player, not too much of a risk. How many Irish lads we gonni sign though and not feature, Luca Connell being the standout.
     
    The_Bhoy likes this.
  3. thailandceltic Fuck the Board

    Joined:
    May 4, 2008
    Messages:
    15,215
    Likes Received:
    4,764
    Location:
    Baile Ath Cliath
    Fav Celtic Player:
    Paddy
    Fav Celtic Song:
    hail hail
    Might make it might not but this lad has bags of talent.. really hope he makes the grade for Celtic and Eire..:ireland:
     
    Crilly, The_Bhoy, rhydo1888 and 2 others like this.
  4. McChiellini..

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2012
    Messages:
    89,822
    Likes Received:
    53,820
    Location:
    Going to Rome..
    Fav Celtic Song:
    For those who are in love.....
    Luca Connell was playing well in the championship at the time..

    Apparently really slow though which i never clocked before and probably the telling sign is why no * has given him a go from even the championship in Scotland..

    Kenny will likely get a move straight to the championship and may even possibly get a top flight club..
     
  5. Westlondonscot Gold Member Gold Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2018
    Messages:
    6,796
    Likes Received:
    4,759
    Location:
    Ealing, in Lahhhhhhndan
    Fav Celtic Player:
    Griff
    I am surprised he didn't pick Hibs. I think he would get game time there, with Celtic I think he will struggle.
     
  6. Dublin Celt

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2019
    Messages:
    2,776
    Likes Received:
    1,767
    Fav Celtic Player:
    Barry Coffey
    Lesson to all young footballers, Lee O'Connor (who I believe will still become good) was elected at man United while scales was tipping away at arklow town/UCD. It's impossible to tell with kenny. Won't see short term impact.

    Sent from my GM1903 using Tapatalk
     
    rkid and The_Bhoy like this.
  7. honda Gold Member Gold Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2012
    Messages:
    17,191
    Likes Received:
    8,370
    Probably be our starting striker in another 6 weeks after a wave of hamstringitis hits again.
     
    BigDoggyWoofWoof and The_Bhoy like this.
  8. Garrymac1888 Gold Member Gold Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2013
    Messages:
    6,313
    Likes Received:
    7,332
    I've always liked players who have two first names.
     
  9. JC Anton Get yer, hats, scarfs badges & tapes

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2010
    Messages:
    46,343
    Likes Received:
    28,082
    Thought maybe he could go on loan there but see they have signed a young striker from our European Conference opponents.
     
  10. JC Anton Get yer, hats, scarfs badges & tapes

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2010
    Messages:
    46,343
    Likes Received:
    28,082
    Guess he'll probably go into the Colts initially see if he stands out.
     
  11. Paradise_Bhoy

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2021
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    59
    Has he actually signed pre opening of thread :fear:
     
  12. McChiellini..

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2012
    Messages:
    89,822
    Likes Received:
    53,820
    Location:
    Going to Rome..
    Fav Celtic Song:
    For those who are in love.....
    He reminds me a bit of Tony Watt breaking through here in his highlights..
     
  13. dbhoy72

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2014
    Messages:
    16,052
    Likes Received:
    3,994
    Location:
    Glasgow
    Fav Celtic Player:
    Lubo
    Fav Celtic Song:
    Willie Maley
    Boys name just gives me the fear.
     
    The_Bhoy likes this.
  14. Notorious Gold Member Gold Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2012
    Messages:
    137,620
    Likes Received:
    63,008
    Looks decent in the highlights

     
  15. EvilMonkey BYRON Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2010
    Messages:
    28,005
    Likes Received:
    10,519

    :56:

    That has got to be a * take surely ?
     
  16. wulliebad

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2006
    Messages:
    18,802
    Likes Received:
    1,879
    Location:
    Land of the 45.
    Another one for the future who will end up playing somewhere else in 3 years.
     
  17. oh bhoy

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2010
    Messages:
    5,478
    Likes Received:
    2,778
    this is who could be playing up front for us when the w.c.qualifiers are on
     
  18. Notorious Gold Member Gold Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2012
    Messages:
    137,620
    Likes Received:
    63,008













    Sligo Rovers can confirm an agreement has been reached with Celtic for the transfer of striker Johnny Kenny.

    The 18-year-old, a product of the club’s renowned academy which has developed over a third of the current first-team squad, was the top scorer for the Bit O’ Red in his debut professional season.

    He netted 11 times in the SSE Airtricity League, as well as once in the Europa Conference game against FH of Iceland, and helped the club finish in third place in the league to secure consecutive European qualifications.

    The agreement with Celtic includes an undisclosed transfer fee, plus additional future-based terms.

    A statement on behalf of the club’s management committee: “Following the conclusion of a period of negotiation with Celtic, the terms for the transfer of Johnny Kenny have been agreed to the satisfaction of Sligo Rovers.

    “Johnny has made a noteworthy contribution to Sligo Rovers in just one season as a senior professional, helping the club secure European football again and establishing what is now a tradition of the Kenny family thrilling our supporters.

    “We would like to acknowledge the work of his former club Arrow Harps FC for their role in Johnny’s development and the coaches within our academy who nurtured his game for four years until promotion to the first-team exactly 12 months ago.

    “We will continue to evolve and invest in the Sligo Rovers Academy with our philosophy of creating a regional hub for footballers in the north-west, Connacht and beyond.

    “As we build towards the new first-team season, our intent is to ensure our progress on the pitch is maintained.”

    Sligo Rovers manager Liam Buckley said: “Johnny has been magnificent for Sligo Rovers. At a very young age he showed all the attributes to make a successful career in the game and he can take great pride in what he has already achieved in these very early days.

    “It was clear a move would occur at some point and as it comes now, all of our staff, players and coaches wish him the very best. He retains our support whenever needed.

    “The focus on first-team squad investment has not been altered. We have over 20 players under contract as pre-season begins and finishing off the squad is the priority of all. We will speak more on this in time. For now we congratulate Johnny and look forward to preparing for the 2022 season
     
    Tommy25 likes this.
  19. Notorious Gold Member Gold Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2012
    Messages:
    137,620
    Likes Received:
    63,008
     
    Tommy25 likes this.
  20. JC Anton Get yer, hats, scarfs badges & tapes

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2010
    Messages:
    46,343
    Likes Received:
    28,082
    I'd imagine rest of the season in the Colts then a loan..

    Welcome :shamrock: