Who Are Ya? Tiago Ilori (Liverpool)

Posted by - September 2, 2013 - Liverpool, Transfer News and Gossip, Who Are Ya?

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Name: Tiago Ilori

Age: 20

Position: Centre-back

Signed from: Sporting Lisbon

Fee: £6.3m

Did you know?
Ilori was born in London. Despite playing for Portugal’s youth teams, he understood to be open to the idea of representing England.

What’s the deal?
The Reds have looked light in defence all summer, even before their current injury problems. Ilori has consistently been named as a target during that period and now Brendan Rodgers has got his man.

Sporting had played hardball over the asking price but have eventually chosen to cash-in on a player who would have been out-of-contract at the end of the season.

What do they say?

“Liverpool, have a great team and I think it’s the place for me to be at the moment.I know there have been some great teams here in the past and the club has won a lot of trophies and I want to be a part of it.”
Tiago Ilori