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SportBournemouth sign Liverpool-linked Kelly for £13m

18:00  18 may  2019
18:00  18 may  2019 Source:

Bristol City don't want to sell Lloyd Kelly this summer

Bristol City don't want to sell Lloyd Kelly this summer Liverpool are seemingly interested in a deal for Bristol City defender Lloyd Kelly but the Robins have no intention of selling the defender this summer unless the club receives “silly money”, according to the Bristol Post. The Post also state that reports of Liverpool making a £12m bid for Kelly are wide of the mark, but they do confirm that the Reds are one of a number of clubs who have been keeping tabs on the 20-year-old. Bristol City, under

Bournemouth sign Liverpool-linked Kelly for £13m © Getty Images

Bournemouth have signed England Under-21 international Lloyd Kelly from Bristol City for a reported £13 million ($17m) fee.

The 20-year-old made 32 appearances in the Championship in the 2018-19 season as City narrowly missed out on the play-offs.

A left-sided defender, Kelly - who was linked with Liverpool, Arsenal and Southampton - has agreed a long-term contract to join the Cherries.

"It's a fantastic club. The move has come around quite quickly, but I'm happy to be here and can't wait to start playing," he told Bournemouth’s official website.

"Premier League football is what I've always wanted to achieve. I want to play as many games as possible and I feel like this is the right place for me to try and do that."

Bournemouth agree fee with Bristol City for Liverpool target Lloyd Kelly

Bournemouth agree fee with Bristol City for Liverpool target Lloyd Kelly Liverpool look set to miss out of Bristol City defender Lloyd Kelly as AFC Bournemouth have reportedly agreed a fee with the Robins for the youngster. The Reds have been scouting the versatile 20-year-old this season, but according to Sky Sports, Jurgen Klopp appears to have missed out on Kelly with Bournemouth agreeing a £13million fee for the defender. Kelly has made 32 appearances for Lee Johnson’s side this season and had been linked with a move away this summer following an impressive campaign for the Robins.

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe is pleased to have added another young talent to his squad, following on from the arrivals of Dominic Solanke, Chris Mepham and David Brooks over the past year.

"Lloyd is an exciting talent and a player of real potential, while at the same time already possessing good experience for someone so young," Howe said.

"He is athletic, versatile, physically excellent and has a very bright future ahead of him.

"I’m delighted that we have been able to strike so early in the summer and look forward to working with Lloyd during the coming seasons."

The club's chief executive, Neill Blake, adeded: "I’m delighted to complete the transfer of Lloyd.

"Over the last few years we have secured some of the brightest homegrown, young players in the game and believe we have done so again with Lloyd.

"There was interest in him from a number of other clubs so it was important to make a move early, and under the tutelage of Eddie Howe I believe Lloyd will be an excellent addition to the squad."

Kelly, who has earned three caps for Aidy Boothroyd's England Under-21 side, will compete with the likes of Charlie Daniels and Diego Rico for the left-back position at the Vitality Stadium.

Bournemouth ended the 2018-19 Premier League campaign in 14th place in the table, with a 5-3 final-day defeat to Crystal Palace allowing Newcastle to jump ahead of them in the standings.

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