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Relief for Celtic fans with Liam Kelly ‘in talks’

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Liam Kelly is reported to be in talks over a sensational return to Ibrox after three years with Motherwell.

The 28-year-old came through the youth ranks at Murray Park but Celtic were recently credited with an interest in Kelly according to Stephen McGowan of the Daily Mail.

As a free agent and qualifying as SFA trained for UEFA purposes it is natural that Celtic would be aware of Kelly but converting that into genuine interest and putting in an offer is another matter.

Now it looks like he is set to follow Ben Davies and Tom Lawrence by snubbing Celtic to sign on at Ibrox and continuing mediocrity.

The Sun reports:

MOTHERWELL free agent Liam Kelly is in talks over a stunning return to first club Rangers.

SunSport understands the Scotland international – hoping to be named in Steve Clarke’s squad tomorrow for the Euros in Germany – is in line to become part of Philippe Clement’s major summer rebuild.

The report adds:

He’s had interest elsewhere with his contract expiring but even though he would be Jack Butland’s deputy – with his playing time restricted – it’s believed he could find Clement’s offer impossible to reject.

Captain Kelly made over 150 appearances for the Steelmen and boss Stuart Kettlewell desperately wanted to keep him.

But the lure of going back to Rangers is too strong and Clement would be delighted to get his man.

And so would most Celtic fans as the latest summer Revolution! gets underway at Ibrox led by a bang average player from a club in the bottom half of the SPFL Premiership. Other than time wasting it is difficult to highlight a strength in Kelly’s game.

With virtually no other Scottish keepers playing in the SPFL Premiership Kelly has made it into Scotland squads over the last couple of seasons and seems to be in a battle with Craig Gordon for the third goalkeeping slot in Steve Clarke’s squad for the European Championship Finals.

With former England u-21 Angus Gunn the first choice the bar seems to be set especially low in that position.

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  • Stevie says:

    Thank goodness for that. Stunning decision.

  • Paddybhoy67 says:

    “Snubbed” …
    ha, ha, ha, ha

  • HC Andersen says:

    Is Butland for the off, then?

  • Clachnacuddin and the Hoops says:

    I wonder how The Sevco Huns will take to having a goalkeeper called Liam Kelly…

    While you can never go by a name – I don’t think he’ll have the ‘credentials’ of McGregor or Goram for sure !

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