New Tottenham transfer boost as Spurs prepare offer for Premier League defender

Tottenham continue to seek out new talent, with recent reports indicating that the club are stepping up their interest in signing AFC Bournemouth's Lloyd Kelly.

AFC Bournemouth v Chelsea FC - Premier League
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With a number of potential transfers on the horizon for Tottenham as the club look ahead to the summer window, AFC Bournemouth's Lloyd Kelly seems to be an increasingly likely pick. According to a new report from Football Insider, Spurs are "poised to open talks" with the player and the club.

The Lloyd Kelly transfer speculation has been amplified across the past few months by the fact that the defender's contract with his current club will be up following the end of the 23/24 campaign.

As it stands, there is rumored interest from other top sides like Newcastle United as well (via Yardbarker). The spending prowess of Newcastle in recent seasons following their purchase by Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund in 2021 for an astonishing £300m is something for Tottenham to take into consideration. Spurs may find themselves locked in a bidding war and a rising fee or player salary, depending on when the deal is completed, should their competitors continue their pursuit.

Though hamstring injuries have sidelined the Englishman for roughly half of this year's games, the absences shouldn't discount the fact that he has 45 Premier League appearances under his belt; And in what is arguably the world's toughest division of football, experience is nothing to be scoffed at.

Stay tuned for more developments in a transfer saga that is continuing to unravel, with months of rumors and speculation behind and, hopefully, only a few ahead.