Tottenham are reportedly interested in Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher and have set their sights on him for a summer transfer, according to recent reports. The Reds’ second-choice goalkeeper has only made 20 appearances in all competitions, with just four of them in the Premier League, during his five years at Anfield. However, the 24-year-old Irishman is valued at around £20 million and is under contract until 2026. It is thought that Liverpool would be willing to sell him if they receive their asking price.
Tottenham are in the market for a new goalkeeper to replace veteran shot-stopper Hugo Lloris, who has made several costly mistakes this season. The north London club reportedly wants Kelleher to replace him as their first-choice goalkeeper, with Fraser Forster retained as backup. However, they could face competition from Brighton and Hove Albion and Brentford, who are also interested in the Irishman’s signature.
The Cork-born goalkeeper is believed to want regular first-team football to increase his chances of playing for Ireland. Currently, Mark Travers of Bournemouth and Gavin Bazunu of Southampton are both backups, and Kelleher could rise up the pecking order if he gets more game time. Brentford is also targeting Kelleher, hoping to recruit him as a replacement for David Raya, who is tipped for a summer departure amid interest from Manchester United and other Premier League clubs.
If Raya leaves, Brentford boss Thomas Frank will need a new first-choice goalkeeper, and Kelleher appears to be his top pick. The Bees are also expected to have funds to spend on new talent after reportedly setting a £35 million asking price for Raya, which is unlikely to deter Manchester United. The Red Devils are currently negotiating a new deal with David de Gea but could still be looking for another goalkeeper as they aim to build a new-look side.
Meanwhile, Jason Steele has recently replaced Robert Sanchez as Brighton’s goalkeeper, but Roberto De Zerbi may want a new stopper for their potential European push next season. With Tottenham, Brighton, and Brentford all vying for his signature, it remains to be seen where Kelleher will end up playing next season.