​Promising defender Lloyd Kelly is poised to leave Championship side Bristol City, with Bournemouth named as the potential destination for the 20-year-old.


Kelly - who is able to play as either a centre-back or left-back - has impressed for the Robins this season, making 34 appearances across all competitions, with his displays catching the eye of a host of Premier League sides. 

Lloyd Kelly,Antonee Robinson

It appears though that ​Bournemouth have won the race for his signature, as ​Sky Sports are reporting that a £13m fee has been agreed between the two parties ahead of a proposed summer move. 


The defender - who has played three times for England's U21s - made his debut for ​Bristol City

in the League Cup against Plymouth Argyle in 2017, and has since gone on to make 48 appearances for the club, scoring twice.

Kelly will provide competition for places at left-back for Eddie Howe's side. Diego Rico, who signed for the Cherries last summer, made only 12 ​Premier League appearances, while Charlie Daniels is likely to be out for the majority of 2019 after suffering a serious knee injury in April.


Per a report from ​The Sun, who also reported the deal, Kelly was one of the most sought-after youngsters in the ​Championship, with his versatility along with his quality putting him on the radar for a host of top-tier sides.


If Kelly leaves this summer as is now expected, he helped Bristol City to eighth in the Championship, before taking to Twitter to sign off the 2018/19 campaign.

He said: "Thank you for all the support this year s/o to all the fans that have been behind us through a season full of ups and downs but overall a successful season."