Over the past couple of weeks, there has been intense speculation over the future of Lloyd Kelly at Bournemouth.
According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Newcastle United are pushing to sign Bournemouth centre-back Lloyd Kelly.
The 23-year-old has been subject to interest from various Premier League clubs.
The England international was signed by Bournemouth in July 2019 from Bristol City for a fee of 14.8 million euros. He has a contract until 2024 with the club.
Kelly has scored one goal and assisted one more across all competitions this season.
He’s incredibly experienced for a 23-year-old and still has tons of room for growth.
Lloyd Kelly has represented England at Under-20 and Under-21 level, winning 19 caps.
His impressive performances this season have apparently caught the eye of some of Premier League’s big clubs.
By the club’s own admission, Bournemouth centre-back is Newcastle’s transfer target.
The Newcastle manager has kept an eye on Kelly for the last few months and he is impressed with the centre-back’s performances.
The Magpies are desperate to make an impact in the summer transfer window.
The former Bristol City man is often quick to scan the danger and is not shy of getting stuck in with some well-timed tackles to help secure possession back for his side.
According to the report, “Newcastle United are pushing ahead with a £12 million summer move for Bournemouth centre-back Lloyd Kelly. The Saudi Arabian owned club are set to splash the cash in the summer, as they look very unlikely to be relegated from the Premier League. Manager Eddie Howe wants to improve his defence, having failed to sign the likes of Diego Carlos and Sven Botman in the winter window. According to the Express, the Magpies see Kelly as a key target in the summer, regardless of whether Bournemouth are in the Premier League or Championship next term. He can also play at left-back, which will be ideal for their upcoming season, as Howe ensures he can build a team to qualify for Europe through the Premier League.”
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A club with Newcastle’s resources should be able to afford him easily. Bournemouth are preparing to sell their centre-back should they receive right offer for him.
Good signing for Newcastle United?
The Magpies could benefit by signing Lloyd Kelly as the centre-back is one of the areas of concern for Eddie Howe.
Kelly has all the skillset required to be a success story at Newcastle. Therefore, it makes sense for Howe to step up his attempts to bring the England centre-back to Premier League side.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Newcastle.
It will be interesting to see what happens when Newcastle come calling for Kelly this summer.
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Would Lloyd Kelly be a good signing for Newcastle United?
Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.