Aston Villa wrap up season-long loan deal for Liverpool defender

Aston Villa wrapped up their summer transfer business by announcing the signing of young Liverpool centre-back Tiago Ilori, the Daily Express reports. The Portuguese under-21 international joined The Reds back in 2013, but has so far yet to make a first team appearance for the club, spending the past two seasons out on loan with Spanish side Granada and Ligue 1 giants Bordeaux instead. Liverpool will receive a £1m loan fee for the London-born defender, and should he play regularly he will spark a clause allowing Villa to sign him…

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Liverpool defender to shun loan move to fight for first team spot

Young Liverpool defender Tiago Ilori has outlined his desire to stay at the club and fight for his place in the starting line up having spent the past two seasons out on loan, the Daily Express reports. The Portugal under-21 international made his way to Anfield in a £7m deal from Sporting Clube de Lisbon back in 2013, but is yet to make his first team bow for The Reds (via Express). Instead, Ilori has been farmed out to Spain and France over the past two seasons with Granada and…

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