Weighing up Caoimhin Kelleher's possible loan destinations
Transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano revealed earlier this week that it’s likely Liverpool goalkeeper Coaimhin Kelleher could leave the club in the summer transfer window.
Although a permanent deal for the Irishman isn’t out of the question, Romano says the youngster has attracted a lot of loan interest from Premier League clubs specifically.
This article will look at a few possible destinations for Kelleher to be playing his football at next season.
Regardless of whether they survive relegation, the priority target for Leicester City in the summer has got to be a new first-choice goalkeeper.
The Foxes failed to replace Kasper Schmeichel after his move to Nice last summer, and his absence has been clear to see based on their results.
Danny Ward, Alex Smithies and Daniel Iversen are the three current Leicester City keepers but none are really good enough to be number one.
If they were to stay up this season, this could be a really good move for Kelleher where he can gain Premier League experience on a weekly basis.
A move would become less attractive should Dean Smith’s side be relegated to the Championship for sure, but this is definitely one to keep an eye on.
Wolves’ current number one, Jose Sa, has been receiving a lot of transfer attention from big Premier League clubs in recent weeks.
The likes of Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, and Manchester United are all linked with a move for the Portuguese international as they look to sign a new first-choice goalkeeper.
If Sa was to leave Wolves, it would leave just backup goalkeeper Daniel Bentley at the club, which would open up an obvious slot for Kelleher to come in as a new starting goalkeeper for Julien Lopetegui’s side.
Once again, this would give Kelleher the chance of valuable game time that he simply isn’t gonna get at Liverpool as long as Alisson Becker is still at the club.
Although all of the rumours linking Kelleher with a move to Spurs have been on a permanent deal, perhaps there is a chance that the Irishman could join on a loan move.
A fee of around £25million has been attached to the Liverpool keeper’s name and Tottenham would reportedly be willing to pay that to sign the Irishman.
With Hugo Lloris now 36 years old and having a very poor season and Spurs often being keen on a loan move and reluctant to spend big money, perhaps a loan move could be on the cards.