Kelly Completes Free transfer to Newcastle from Bournemouth

Newcastle have made Bournemouth defender Lloyd Kelly their first new recruit of the summer with the move set to go through on July 1.

The 25-year-old, who can play either in central defence or at left-back, will be reunited with manager Eddie Howe who was responsible for taking him to the Vitality Stadium from Bristol City in 2019 during his time in charge on the south coast.

Kelly, who has signed "a long-term deal," made 23 Premier League appearances last season as Bournemouth surpassed expectations to finish 12th with their highest top-flight points tally.

He told the club's website: "It's amazing to be coming here. I know how big the club is and how much it means to all the fans, and I just want to hit the ground running and get to work

"It's a big move for myself and the family - of course being down south is a bit different - but I think the city of Newcastle is amazing, with the contrast between city life and the countryside."