Liga Outfit Want To Keep Liverpool Starlet In Spain Next Season

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Central defender has already impressed greatly in his short time at the club. 

La Liga outfit Granada are now desperate to try and keep hold of young Liverpool defender Tiago Ilori when the Portuguese’s loan spell in Spain comes to an end this summer, according to reports in the Daily Express.

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The up-and-coming Portugal Under-21 international only signed for the Merseyside giants on transfer deadline day in September from Portuguese outfit Sporting Lisbon on a five-year deal for a fee of £7m.

However, after struggling badly to adapt to the English Premier League, the Reds sent the 20-year-old out on a six-month loan spell to Granada in the January transfer window.

And now the Spanish minnows want to keep hold of the central defender beyond this summer, with sporting director Juan Carlos Cordero saying: “He’s shown the experience he gained in Portugal and he’s adapted very quickly to the team.

“He will keep growing as a player and is an option for us to assess, if the right circumstances are there.

“When we reach the end of summer, we’ll see if Liverpool want him for their first team, if they want to sell or loan him to us again.”