England Under-21s’ Lloyd Kelly: ‘My most recent foster carer will be in Italy’

14 June 2019 09:30
The defender who has joined Bournemouth from Bristol City for £13m and is off to the age-group European Championship this month was fostered, with his siblings, from the age of sixLloyd Kelly’s summer started with a bang and he is determined for it to finish with a flourish. Over the next fortnight the defender, who joined Bournemouth from Bristol City for £13m last month, will be part of the England Under-21s squad stationed in Cesenatico – a quaint town on the Adriatic coast of Italy proud of its association with Leonardo da Vinci, who surveyed its canal – that has grand designs of glory at the European Championship.Kelly describes recent weeks as a whirlwind but acknowledges the past 18 months have proved one big learning curve, since making his full league debut in December 2017. On the day of this interview at St George’s Park, the 20-year-old is preparing to train with Gareth Southgate’s senior side for the second time. Twenty-four hours earlier Aidy Boothroyd’s players had taken on Southgate’s team in a training game, which the seniors won 5-0. Asked whether it was tough, Kelly laughs. “You could say that. There is a gap, but at the same time it is where everyone wants to progress to.” Related: England to train with Boothroyd’s under-21s as teams get ready for June Related: Transfer window 2019 – every summer deal from Europe's top five leagues Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian