Connect in the back of the net

Liverpool have reportedly accepted a bid from Bournemouth for winger Jordon Ibe, according to reports by BBC Sport.

The bid – which is seemingly along the lines of £15 million – will see the 20-year old become the most expensive signing for the Cherries.

This move will reportedly cost £5 million more than they paid to acquire the services of Benik Afobe from Wolves in January this year.

 

Beginnings

Born as Jordon Ashley Femi Ibe on in Bermondsey area in London on December 8, 1995.

Ibe kicked off his career as a youngster with Charlton Athletic in 2003 before moving to Wycombe Wanderers for years later.

He was to be scouted while playing for the Chairboys as a senior member of the squad and later signed on a permanent deal by Liverpool in 2011.

 

Talented, but failing to establish himself

Throughout the period however, Ibe only managed to make 58 appearances which is nothing short of inconsequential.

Raheem Sterling’s unpopular move to the City of Manchester- at a staggering £49 million fee- was seemingly the opening that the England Under-21 had been waiting for.

However, his failure to make his mark and establish himself as a regular starter under both Brendan Rodgers and Jurgen Klopp has been the cause of his downfall.

 

A right fit

Jordon Ibe quite rightly fits into Eddie Howe’s plans for next season with his youthfulness, pace, and trickery, which should aid the Cherries and especially when it comes to counter-attacks.

The starlet is deemed as a befitting replacement for Matt Ritchie who is on the final stages of completing a £12 million move to crestfallen Newcastle United – now playing in the Championship.

 

Written by Brian Humphrey

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