Ilori transfer to Reading, start of Klopp preparing for title challenge
Tiago Ilori is set to leave Liverpool for Reading this month, after both clubs agreed a deal worth £3.75 million on Thursday afternoon.
Just like the last few transfers out of the club a sell-on clause has been negotiated. This time a massive 25 percent will come our way should he move on. Creating instant profit for the club having initially paid £3.5 million to bring Ilori to Anfield. Great news is that due to lack of playing time it is not believed the original transfer add-ons would have been met. Which could have seen the original fee rise to £7.5 million.
It was initially reported that Ilori was about to complete a loan move to Reading. They are currently third in the league and manager Jaap Stam is keen to add strength and depth to his side challenging for automatic promotion. A trip to the Madejski Stadium was always on the cards – now just a permanent agreement, providing the 23-year-old agree’s terms.
Having been dropped back down to the Liverpool U23s this season he has featured regularly alongside Mamadou Sakho and Joe Gomez.
Preparing for title challenge
This could be the first bit of business for the club this month but it won’t be the last. Whilst he’s the first player to leave the club most are expecting Mamadou Sakho, Lucas Leiva and Pedro Chirivella, either on loan or a permanent move this month too.
Liverpool are hoping to tie up some loose ends, free up some of their wage budget in preparation of spending later on. We’ve all heard about the £40m Klopp has to spend.
Bayer Leverkusen winger Julian Brandt has been mentioned a lot today as a possible signing, with the Bundesliga side looking for in the region of £37 million.
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