Three (3) Premier League clubs move to snatch up Celtic Fc 25 years-old Liverpool target Caoimhin Kelleher as transfer stance revealed - Will they succeed or Not? - soocer442
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Three (3) Premier League clubs move to snatch up Celtic Fc 25 years-old Liverpool target Caoimhin Kelleher as transfer stance revealed – Will they succeed or Not?

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In the summer of 2018, it is anticipated that Caoimhin Kelleher’s future would once again become a topic of discussion for Liverpool, with Celtic and three Premier League clubs among those interested in the player.

Kelleher has aspirations of becoming Liverpool’s starting goalkeeper, even though he has established himself as a dependable backup for the club over the past few years, including making 11 appearances in place of Alisson this season.

It is quite unlikely that the Irishman will be able to make it to the full-time roster at Anfield because of the high level of competition there and the fact that Alisson is the best goalkeeper in the world of football.

The possibility of a permanent transition has been discussed as a result of this, which was widely anticipated to have taken place during the summer of last year, but Jurgen Klopp prevented any exit from taking place.

Caoimhin Kelleher

Considering that Kelleher turned 25 in November and will be entering the final two years of his contract at the conclusion of the current season, it is possible that this year will be different from the previous one.

Ahead of the summer transfer season, Celtic are reportedly “one of many clubs” interested in Liverpool’s deputy goalkeeper, as stated by Lewis Steele of the Mail.

Kelleher has been considered a potential replacement for Joe Hart, who will face the expiration of his contract at the conclusion of the current season. Hart will turn 37 years old in April.

In addition to Celtic, Steele mentioned that “three Premier League clubs have also watched the goalkeeper this season.” This indicates that Celtic are not the only ones interested in the goalkeeper.

The names of those clubs have not been disclosed as of yet, and it is highly improbable that Brighton and Brentford, two of the clubs that were interested in acquiring Kelleher during the summer of 2017, are still in the race for the position. Both of these clubs have since acquired new No. 1 players.

With the possibility to develop further in the first-team squad at Anfield obviously being an intriguing one, it is maintained that the decision about whether or not to leave Liverpool is “a decision he has not yet made.”

A sale would be contingent on the player requesting regular game time and prospective buyers committing to a “fair transfer fee.” From the club’s point of view, the ideal scenario would be to keep their No. 62, and any sale would be contingent on the player reaching that goal.

Nevertheless, given that Kelleher’s contract is scheduled to expire in 2026, it is highly probable that a decision will be taken in some fashion or another over the summer of this year.

In the event that Kelleher were to leave, Liverpool has been said to be interested in Sunderland goalkeeper Anthony Patterson as a potential successor for him. However, Steele has clearly stated that “there are doubts over whether the 23-year-old is good enough.”

Celtic has the potential to make a summer transfer for Caoimhin Kelleher, the goalkeeper for Liverpool, but they will have to contend with competition from at least three Premier League clubs.

At the conclusion of the current campaign, it is anticipated that the Republic of Ireland international will depart from Anfield in quest of a more consistent role in the first team. Even though Kelleher has spent his whole career with the Reds, he has only played for them 32 times for the team. Jurgen Klopp, the manager of Liverpool, places a great importance on the 25-year-old player, and the club would prefer to keep him on as an emergency replacement for Allison Becker.

On the other hand, according to the Daily Mail, Brentford, Brighton, and Wolves have been keeping a close eye on the goalkeeper. The Celtics are also long-term supporters of Kelleher, and it is believed that he is on a list of prospective successors for Joe Hart, who is currently the number one player in the league but will be out of contract in the summer.

It is highly improbable that Brendan Rodgers will make a move to make a new first-choice goalkeeper this month because the Hoops manager has full faith in Hart, who is an England veteran. However, the Scottish champions have compiled a list of possible candidates to replace the 36-year-old goalkeeper between the sticks, and Kelleher is one of the players on the list.

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