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7 Clubs That Should Consider A Move For Caoimhín Kelleher This Summer

7 Clubs That Should Consider A Move For Caoimhín Kelleher This Summer
Gary Connaughton
By Gary Connaughton
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Caoimhín Kelleher has a big decision to make this summer.

The goalkeeper has made huge strides in his game in recent seasons, massively impressing during the opportunities he has been given for both Liverpool and Ireland. Now, it seems like the right time to make the next step in his career.

At 24-years old, he has reached the stage where he needs to be playing regular football. That is unlikely to happen at his current club, with Alisson Becker among the best goalkeepers in world football.

As a result, the Cork man will have to look elsewhere in order to become a no. 1.

It has been said the Kelleher will look to move on at the end of the season, with Liverpool unlikely to stand in his way. With all of this in mind, what clubs will actually make a move for him?

Here are seven teams that should consider it.

Clubs that should consider Caoimhín Kelleher move

Tottenham Hotspur

Spurs are one club that will be in the market for a goalkeeper this summer. Hugo Lloris has been their first choice in that position for quite some time, but a combination of his age, injury issues, and lack of form mean that a new option will be sought at the end of the season.


Kelleher would be an ideal fit. While it remains uncertain who their manager will be, the Irishman is the type of goalkeeper that is capable of fitting into any system. He is also familiar with the physical requirements of the Premier League, something that is a huge bonus for a young goalkeeper.

This would be a fantastic move for the player himself, moving to a side that has genuine top four ambitions. They are also rumoured to be keeping an eye on Gavin Bazunu.


This one is dependant on a potential outgoing.


David Raya has been a fantastic player for Brentford over the last couple of seasons, so much so that he is likely to be on the shortlist for a number of top clubs this summer.

Should he leave, Caoimhín Kelleher seems like a perfect fit. He is a similar goalkeeper to Raya in terms of playing style, while his age profile makes him exactly the type of signing Brentford have made in recent times.

This would be another excellent move, joining a club on the rise who play good football and have a very good manager.



This is certainly more outside the box option, but it makes sense on a number of levels.


Villarreal were interested in signing Gavin Bazunu last summer, so they are clearly keeping an eye on emerging options in the English game.

As well as that, the club sold their first choice goalkeeper to Ajax in January without signing a replacement. They are currently starting 40-year old Pepe Reina and are sure to look for an upgrade at the end of the campaign.


For the player himself, a move to Spain would certainly be an intriguing option. Villarreal are a club with genuine European pedigree, regularly challenging in continental competition and currently sitting in sixth position in La Liga.

Brighton & Hove Albion

Much like Brentford, this might require a potential sale.

Robert Sanchez has been fantastic for Brighton, but there have been suggestions that he could be on his way out of the club this summer. In fact, he was dropped for their game against West Ham last weekend, with 32-year old backup Jason Steele given the nod to start instead.


It has been rumoured that Roberto De Zerbi feels that Sanchez is not an ideal fit in his possession based system, something that he hinted at in his post-match comments:

You have to be honest and clear and Jason now is playing better than Robert.

Robert is playing well but Jason was fantastic in the build-up, for example, in my style. Maybe he is closer than Robert to my style. But I think Robert can work to arrive at the same level.

Okay, there are different characteristics, I understand, but Robert is a good guy and I think he will want to improve in this aspect.

Should De Zerbi opt for a new goalkeeper in the months ahead, Caomhín Kelleher's ball playing ability would make him a very good fit. Ireland fans would certainly be excited to see him link up with Evan Ferguson at club level.

Leicester City

Leicester City need to sign a new goalkeeper this summer. Their decision to let Kasper Schmeichel leave for a nominal fee before the season was an odd one, something made all the more bizarre by their reluctance to look for a replacement in the transfer market.

Danny Ward has been first choice this season, but it is clear he is not good enough for a team has aspirations of consistently finishing in the top half of the Premier League.

This is perhaps a less attractive option than some of those on the list, but Kelleher would immediately become a Premier League no. 1 should he move there.

Aston Villa

Again, this is dependent on outgoings. Emiliano Martinez has been in very good form since his move to Aston Villa, but you get the sense that all is not well in terms of his relationship with his new manager.

Unai Emery has been openly critical of the player on a couple of occasions in recent times, both in terms of his attitude and form. There have been rumours that the Spaniard is keen to move him on this summer.

Should that be the case, Kelleher would likely be on their shortlist of potential replacements.


This one seems unlikely due to the likely finances involved in any deal, but Celtic should at least be making a call to check in on Caoimhín Kelleher's availability.

Joe Hart has been very good since signing for the club, but the Irishman would certainly be an upgrade on the 35-year old. They would be able to offer European football and the ability to consistently challenge for trophies, something that could be appealing for a goalkeeper that has yet to have a consistent run of first team football in his career.

If Liverpool would only sanction a loan deal, this would be a very good fit. It's unlikely, but it would certainly be a popular move among Ireland fans.

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