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Gavin Kilkenny set for loan move away from Bournemouth

gavin kilkenny loan

A bit of a surprising move, if it goes through.

Ireland underage international Gavin Kilkenny is set for a loan move away from Bournemouth, according to reports emerging on Sunday morning.

Blackpool are being heavily linked with the midfielder, who has enjoyed quite a successful season with Scott Parker’s Championship side.

As a result, it would be somewhat odd if Bournemouth let him go, though he has been playing less often as the season has gone on.

At the start of the season, Kilkenny was being trusted at the heart of Bournemouth’s midfield, and it was paying off.

He was dynamic off the ball, and wise with his passing when on it. His tackles were hard as nails, and he looked a proper player.

This could explain why Blackpool are so eager to sign him, as the Championship club attempt to build on what is currently a midtable season.

Gavin Kilkenny to leave Bournemouth?

gavin kilkenny loan

Football Insider have reported that Blackpool are in the market for midfield reinforcements before Monday’s transfer deadline and have turned their attention to the 21-year-old.

It would be a bit surprising if Bournemouth let go of such a valuable midfield option when they are pushing for promotion back to the Premier League.

However, Kilkenny has not started a game since December and could be longing for some game time at this stage in his career.

Parker is definitely a fan though, and his words from earlier in the season prove that.

Back in October of last year, he said: “Gavin Kilkenny and Mark Travers are players that were fringe players before I came in at the start of the season.

“They were fringe players or didn’t play a lot of minutes, but they have earned the right to say that they are my players to get into the team.

“They got into the team by what they did in training and how they held themselves there with their performances. Them boys have been performing very well, but the next challenge for them is to be consistent and keep playing well.”

With the transfer deadline shutting tomorrow night, Blackpool don’t have long to get the deal over the line.

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