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Ireland International Liam Kelly Could Be Heading To The Premier League

Ireland International Liam Kelly Could Be Heading To The Premier League

He's one of our hottest young prospects and it appears that Liam Kelly by may be about to take a leap up to the Premier League.

According to The Mirror, Swansea have expressed a keen interest in the young midfielder as a potential long-term replacement for Leon Britton and, despite Kelly being tied to a two-year contract, it seems that the Swans are willing to try and lure him out of it.

Kelly was part of the Reading side which narrowly missed out on promotion to English football's top tier earlier this week with the playoff final penalty shootout loss to Huddersfield.

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Kelly has represented Ireland at under-19 and under-21 level and was named in the initial 37-man squad for Ireland's latest batch of games against Mexico, Uruguay and Austria. Though, he was not included in the reduced squads for those games, likely due to his extended season with Reading.

The attacking midfielder established himself in the Reading first-team this season after being given an opportunity by manager Jaap Stam.

At just 5' 5", Kelly is a diminutive figure of the pitch but also a lively one who affects the game. This season, the 21-year-old notched up five assists and a goal in 30 appearances for Reading in the Championship.

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Gavin O'Callaghan

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