Liverpool set to confirm £4m sale of Tiago Ilori to Reading

Tiago Ilori has completed his £4 million transfer from Liverpool to Reading, Squawka can confirm.

The defender has signed a contract until 2020 and the clubs are expected to announce the deal on Monday afternoon.

Ilori, 23, joined Liverpool for £7 million in 2013 but made just three first-team appearances for the club, all in the FA Cup.

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He was identified by Reading manager Jaap Stam as the club’s top target to improve their defence in the January transfer window as the third-placed Championship club eye promotion to the Premier League.

Ilori has been in impressive form for Liverpool’s under-23 squad this season but has failed to force his way into Jurgen Klopp’s plans having previously had loan spells at Granada, Bordeaux and Aston Villa.

Ilori grew up in Portugal having been born to a British-Nigerian father and Portuguese mother. He played for Portugal at several youth levels and had broken into the Sporting first-team before his transfer to Liverpool.

source: squawka

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