Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny believes Shane Duffy would be an excellent addition for whichever club he joins this summer. The centre-back has been permitted to leave Brighton & Hove Albion and reports claim that he is on the cusp of joining Everton on a season-long loan agreement.
In an interview covered by TalkSPORT, Kenny backed Duffy’s decision to leave the Seagulls in the quest for regular game time, he told: “I think it’s important for Shane. He is desperate to play. He is at the peak of his career. He has been a very strong personality for Ireland and for Brighton over the last few years. I’m sure a lot of managers would like to have Shane and, the type of player that he is, he needs to be playing. He knows that. Whoever gets him will get a really, really competitive centre half who is tremendous in both boxes. He would be a real addition to whoever signs him.”