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Tiago Ilori Officially Completes Move To Reading

18 January 2017
By Hob Nob Anyone?

Tiago Ilori has finally - and officially - completed his move to Reading FC. His transfer had been expected to complete "tomorrow" every day over the past two weeks, but he has finally been unveiled as a Reading player this morning. The 23 year old central defender has signed a three and a half year contract with Reading and signs for an undisclosed fee that is believed to be worth over £3.5 million to Liverpool.

Ilori signed for Liverpool in September 2013 from Sporting Lisbon but failed to make an impact for the club after failing to appear in the Premier League. The player has been restricted to just three FA Cup appearances - which all came last season. He featured in a 2-2 draw with Exeter, a 3-0 replay win at Anfield, before Liverpool were dumped out of the cup at the hands of West Ham United. Before that he had loan spells at Granada, Bordeux and Aston Villa - but failed to make a competitive appearance with the Villians.

Yesterday Gareth McCleary fought his way through promotional cans of Carabao to put pen to paper and extend his contract for a further three years. McCleary's contract was set to expire in the summer and he was widely expected to be on his way out of the club. His new contract came as a bit of a surprise but it great news as Reading look set to keep this squad together during this transfer window and extend it with the addition of Ilori.

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Discussion On This Story:

 royalp-we

» 05 Jan 2017 01:18

Both Daily Mail & The Guardian reporting we are trying to loan the Liverpool defender, with option to buy at the end of season.

 George_

» 05 Jan 2017 09:14

That'll be Cooper sent out on loan then if it happens.

Probably for the best to go get game time and hopefully learn from mistakes he's made with us in the past.

 LoyalRoyal22

» 05 Jan 2017 09:21

Would be really happy with this. He is comfortable on the ball & I am pretty certain he is left footed, would give the back four better balance.

 Hound

» 05 Jan 2017 09:33

would make sense this one - similar situation to Blackett I suppose - young player not deemed good enough for the Prem

was very highly rated a few years back

 Sutekh

» 05 Jan 2017 10:11

Isnt he the Portuguese guy who was actually born in London and whom the FA have been trying to convince to switch allegiance to England?

Certainly be a coup if we persuaded him to come to the Mad Stad, cost Liverpool about £7m three years ago I think so might well be coming to the end of his current deal?

 Stranded

» 05 Jan 2017 10:21

So assuming there is truth in this - he is a centre half isn't he? Would be surprised if he came on loan to sit on the bench, so who drops out?

 genome

» 05 Jan 2017 10:40

I was under the impression he was terrible?

 royalp-we

» 05 Jan 2017 10:47

Could be another Carrico... But could just as easily be another Upson.

Ilori has simply been used as a cup player for them, so may be worth looking at Liverpool v Plymouth on Sunday.

 genome

» 05 Jan 2017 13:34

Squawka are saying it's permanent (£2m bid) but Liverpool want £5m.

 LoyalRoyal22

» 05 Jan 2017 13:48




:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

 George_

» 05 Jan 2017 13:52

*TAKEOVER KLAXON*

 LoyalRoyal22

» 05 Jan 2017 13:59

Must mean the the takeover is imminent if we are breaking our record transfer fee. Glad the direction is still the same, younger players with potential to grow.

This lad would fit in perfectly on the left side of the back three, or at the back with Moore.

The defence should find it much easier to play out.


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