The Athletic have revealed that Liverpool might insist on adding a buy-back clause on any deal to sell rumoured Tottenham target Caoimhin Kelleher this summer.
The Irish Independent reported two weeks ago that Kelleher is on Tottenham‘s radar as a potential replacement for Hugo Lloris but Jurgen Klopp insisted a few days ago that it would take an ‘extraordinary offer’ to prise the goalkeeper away from Anfield (Daily Mail).
However, The Athletic have now said that despite Klopp’s statement, the Irishman remains one of the club’s most sellable assets ahead of the summer window, with the Reds in need of raising funds after missing out on the Champions League.
It is alleged that even though Liverpool do not want to lose him, there is an acknowledgement at the club the goalkeeper is now of an age where he needs to be playing regular football.The outlet names Tottenham, Brighton and Brentford as the three clubs who have fielded enquiries for the 24-year-old but it is alleged that the Merseysiders would not be open to loaning the player out.
Instead, it is explained that Liverpool would likely explore the option of inserting a buy-back clause into any transfer for Kelleher.
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I do not think Tottenham would consider making a move for Kelleher if Liverpool insist on a buy-back clause being added to that deal.
I also doubt if the Irishman would have been near the top of Spurs’ wishlist in the first place, especially when it seems like David Raya is on the market.