Ange Postecoglou Eyes January Signing of Lloyd Kelly Amid Defensive Woes

Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou is reportedly optimistic about securing the signing of Lloyd Kelly in January, as Bournemouth may be forced to sell the Liverpool target when the transfer window opens.

Tottenham’s promising start under Postecoglou has faltered since the Chelsea match, where injuries and red cards contributed to a 4-1 home defeat. The absence of James Maddison has been a significant blow, but it’s in central defense that Spurs are most vulnerable.

With Micky van der Ven out with a hamstring injury and Cristian Romero serving a suspension, Tottenham have been forced to use a makeshift backline of Ben Davies and Eric Dier.

Postecoglou has identified four potential replacements, including Edmond Tapsoba, Marc Guehi, Jarrod Braithwaite, and Jean-Clair Todibo. However, deals for Tapsoba, Guehi, and Braithwaite are unlikely to materialize in January.

The most promising option is Lloyd Kelly, whose contract expires at the end of the season. Bournemouth could be tempted to accept a bid in the region of £25 million.

Kelly has also been linked with Liverpool, but Tottenham appear to be the favorites to land the center-back.

With Liverpool likely to pursue other options, Tottenham are confident that a deal for Kelly can be done in January.