Bournemouth are clearly not hanging around this summer. The Cherries have already made a move in the transfer market. The Premier League side have raided Bristol City for their talented England under-21 defender Lloyd Kelly. He joins the club in a deal reported by The Sun to be worth in the region of £15 million. Sky Sports report it at £13 million, regardless, it is a big investment in the youngster.
Whilst this is good news for Kelly, Bournemouth and the higher-ups at Bristol City, Aston Villa might be smiling as well.
Kelly is a strong, fast, left-sided defender with bags of natural ability. With that description, you could be talking about Tyrone Mings.
He, of course, is currently on loan at Aston Villa from Bournemouth. The 26-year-old has been sensational for Dean Smith’s side, playing a pivotal role in taking them into the Championship play-off final.
Undoubtedly, Aston Villa will want him to stick around. As reported by the Express and Star, talks to make that happen have already begun.
Whilst Premier League football might be the major factor this potential deal hinges on, Kelly’s arrival surely hints that Bournemouth have no plans for Mings going forward.
Aston Villa should take this transfer as a green-light.