Liverpool defender set for £3.75m Royals transfer

Tiago Ilori is set to end his rather uneventful time with Liverpool after the Merseyside club accepted Reading’s offer of £3.75million for his signature.

The Portuguese defender cost a reported £7million when the Reds took him from Sporting Lisbon in September 2013, but his time at Anfield has been one of disappointment.

Ilori has made just three appearances for the Premier League club, all of which came in last season’s FA Cup competition, and he has had three loan spells away from the club.

The 23-year-old made nine league appearances for Spanish side Granada in 2014 and then spent the following season in France, playing a dozen times for Bordeaux.

Ilori was expected to spend the entirety of last term with Aston Villa, but the move was cancelled in January without him appearing for the Midlands side.

The London-born player must now decide whether to kick-start his career in the Championship, with Reading having an offer of £3.75million accepted on Thursday.

The Royals, led by former Manchester United defender Jaap Stam, are enjoying a fine campaign in the second-tier and currently sit in third position.

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