Why Tottenham are presumed to abandon January move for Liverpool target

Tottenham Hotspur could end up losing interest in signing Bournemouth defender Lloyd Kelly as he struggles with another injury challenge.

Kelly may slip out of Tottenham Hotspur’s January transfer plans after suffering a hamstring injury with Bournemouth.

That is according to The Telegraph as they claim that Kelly’s injury problems are now likely to put Tottenham off a January deal.

Tottenham are likely to dip into the market for a new centre back in January with Ange Postecoglou needing more depth.

Micky van de Ven is currently injured and Tottenham really need to add another natural left-footed centre back who can offer cover and competition for the Dutchman.

Lloyd Kelly appeared to be a prime target for Tottenham ahead of the January transfer window.

Homegrown, left-footed, experienced in the Premier League, out of contract at the end of the season and he knows Tottenham coach Matt Wells from their time together at Bournemouth.

Wells takes a key role in coaching Tottenham’s defenders, so he would surely have loved to reunite with Kelly.

Reports earlier this month suggested that Tottenham were expected to make a January move for the former Bristol City man.

However, Kelly sustained a hamstring injury in Bournemouth’s win at Sheffield United over the weekend.

The Telegraph now suggest that Kelly’s latest injury problem – having already spent time on the sidelines earlier this season – could put Tottenham off.

It’s not clear how long Kelly’s latest problem will keep him out for but Tottenham are now expected to pursue other options.

TEAMtalk suggested in November that Liverpool and Newcastle United also want to sign Kelly, so Tottenham’s presumed position may work in their favour.

Kelly will have to prove his fitness ahead of January though with Tottenham surely not alone in having concerns about his recent injury woes.



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