Report: Turkish giants Galatasaray keen on taking Tiago Ilori on loan from Liverpool

The Portuguese under-21 international is yet to make his Liverpool debut.

Liverpool defender Tiago Ilori is being targeted by Turkish giants Galatasaray this summer, according to reports in Turkey.

It is reported by Fotomac that Gala are hoping to bring in former Celtic loanee Jason Denayer from Manchester City and the Liverpool youngster.

The 22-year-old talent is highly rated at Liverpool but finds competition for places limited at the moment at Anfield. In fact, he is still waiting to make his debut for the club.

Therefore Liverpool are open to the idea of him going out on loan to gain some more first-team experience.

The Hampstead-born Portugal under-21 international arrived at Liverpool from Sporting Lisbon in the summer of 2013, in a deal reportedly worth around £8 million – according to the Daily Mirror. 

He has already spent two spells out on loan away from Liverpool in the past two years.

He spent the end of the 2013-14 season on loan at La Liga outfit Granada and impressed sufficiently for Ligue 1 side Bordeaux to take him on loan for the 2014-15 campaign – where he played 14 times and scored once.

Galatasaray would represent a real place of growth for a young player whose career could be in danger of stalling at Liverpool.

He would also be following fellow Liverpool man Lazar Markovic to Istanbul, as he is all set to join Fenerbahce for the season.

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