Wed 5 Jun 2024, 20:30 · Ash Harrison

Two European clubs aim to scupper Newcastle's deal for Lloyd Kelly according to Sky Sports

Two European clubs aim to scupper Newcastle's deal for Lloyd Kelly according to Sky Sports
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Earlier this week Fabrizo Romano issued a reassuring post via X that basically said that the deal for Lloyd Kelly to Newcastle United isn't complete but no hiccups are expected.

It was a welcome update after the last-minute U-turn by Tosin Adarabioyo who looked Newcastle-bound before opting to sign for Chelsea.

In fact, so confident was Romano that Kelly was heading to Newcastle he even gave it a provisional "Here we go" which he only ever says when he's confident of a deal going through.

Now, though, Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth has thrown a small cloud of doubt over the deal.


Roma and Atletico Madrid are keen on Kelly

While Dharmesh does confirm that talks are ongoing and progressing well, he also names two other clubs who are circling Lloyd Kelly now that Bournemouth have officially confirmed his exit.

"Newcastle United remain in talks to sign defender Lloyd Kelly. Discussions at advanced stage but - as it stands - no full agreement. Roma and Atletico Madrid also interested. Bournemouth confirmed Kelly will leave the club upon the expiration of his contract this summer."

An interest is nothing to panic about. I have an interest in Margot Robbie but I'm not expecting her round my gaff for a kebab any time soon.


We're confident that Lloyd Kelly will be a Newcastle United player next month

With talks as advanced as they are as well as the fact that many reports have indicated that Kelly is excited about linking up once again with Eddie Howe, we aren't fearful that this one will go the same way as the Tosin deal.

Let's just rest easy and accept that this deal is going to happen and focus on other targets.

In fact, let's focus on the kit launch on Friday and have a couple of days off from stressing about transfers.

No? Yeah, we didn't think so.