The Athletic have revealed on their live transfer blog that Tottenham’s opening offer for Lloyd Kelly has been turned down by Bournemouth.
Tottenham see £20m turned down for Lloyd Kelly
The Athletic have now asserted that Spurs made a straight cash offer of £20m for Kelly, which has been turned down by the Cherries.
The outlet adds the lack of sufficient time to find an adequate replacement is a factor in the south coast club’s decision to send back the offer.
The publication explains that Tottenham’s interest in Kelly has been ‘long-standing’ and that the Englishman’s ability to play as a centre-back and as a left-back appeals to Ange Postecoglou.
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Theoretically, we have two players in Van de Ven and Davies who can both operate as a left-back and as a left centre-back. So, one would have thought that a right centre-back (as a cover for Romero) would have been a much bigger priority for Postecoglou.
Perhaps we will see Spurs making a late move for another centre-back of Perr Shurrs’ or Tosin Adarabioyo’s profile.
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