Bristol City defender Lloyd Kelly is reportedly subject to interest from Premier League clubs, according to reports from Bristol Live’s webchat.
The 20-year old has been an ever-present for Lee Johnson’s men this season, making 18 appearances in a City side that sit 14th in the Sky Bet Championship table, after just one win in six league games.
The defender’s form hasn’t gone unnoticed it seems, with reports from Bristol Live (12:37) claiming that there have been “several big Premier League clubs” keeping tabs on the youngster.
Bristol Live reporter Gregor MacGregor said: “Regarding sales, I’ve seen plenty of fans mentioning Lloyd Kelly who is without doubt the most sellable asset, however, the club will be loathe to lose him and will want to build around the Bristolian,”
“I understand that several big Premier League clubs have been keeping tabs on Kelly, and that would only be natural giving that he’s been the England U20 captain and played for the U21s recently.”
Kelly has been on City’s books since the age of 13, and has made nine appearances for England under-2os, receiving his first call-up to the the under-21 side in November.
Lee Johnson’s Robins find themselves eight points off the playoff places, as they prepare to face Birmingham City this weekend.
This could be a massive blow for Bristol City.
Right now, it seems that the Robins will decline any top-flight interest in the 20-year old, but his head could be swayed if high-profile clubs continue to declare an interest in him.
He has been a solid player for City this term and will grow into a fantastic player.