Liverpool youngster Tiago Ilori is believed to be in talks with Granada over a possible loan deal until the end of the season just five months after the Portugal Under 21 international arrived on Merseyside.
Ilori joined the Reds on the final day of the most recent summer transfer window for a fee of £7m. At 20 years of age he is largely untested in the top leagues, having come from Sporting's reserve side with sporadic appearances for the senior team under his belt.
And the Daily Mail are now reporting that with limited first team opportunities coming his way at Liverpool the youngster is planning on entertaining offers for a temporary move away to gain more experience.
With Daniel Agger, Martin Skrtel, Kolo Toure and Mamadou Sakho all ahead of Iloril, the paper claims that the London-born man is considering an offer from Granada while Valencia have also registered their interest.
Ilori was one of a host of defensive signings to join Liverpool in the summer and a loan spell could be a favourable option for Brendan Rodgers who sees potential for a long-term future in the young star.
The manager said after signing him: "I wanted to try to protect the present and the future of the club.
"Centre-halves are so hard to find. You look at some teams and they have ageing centre-halves because it is a struggle to get a really good one.
"Tiago Ilori [is] a young talent but who can be a big talent.
"He is 6' 3", super quick, power, can jump, and he just needs to adapt to the pace and physicality of the Premier League. He is one for the future, but he can be a really big talent."
But with Ilori having yet to play a minute for Liverpool's senior side it would appear that a loan option is a very good idea for him to gain the experience necessary to have a big part in the club's long term plan.