Last season (2015/2016) in the Premier league Jordon Ibe played 27 times, only scoring 1 goal and getting 2 assists.
For a team like Liverpool who are trying to get back on track under Jurgen Klopp and to establish themselves as a top four side again, the club needs players who can produce on a daily basis and Jordon Ibe doesn’t fit that bill.
From Liverpool’s perspective, £15 million was a deal they couldn’t reject.
Liverpool could have decided to loan him out instead of selling him but that’s why the buy-back clause works brilliantly as if Jordon Ibe becomes the player Liverpool need him to be then they can buy him back.
The buy-back clause is great because this then will give Liverpool the choice to repurchase Ibe if he ends up excelling in the future.
Jordon Ibe isn’t a proven Premier League player, hasn’t done anything spectacular to be worthy of a starting place at Liverpool.
Although he’s only 20 year old he’s got a lot to learn and moving to Bournemouth, where he will get played week in week out will help him to gain important game time and will help him to develop as a player.
A buy-back clause?
Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp now are implementing a buy-back clause in every young player they sell.
According to the Liverpool Echo, Liverpool are negotiating both a buy-back clause and sell-on clause in the £15 million deal for Jordon Ibe.
As Liverpool are not in Europe Liverpool won’t play as many games as last season, so the chances for Jordon Ibe to play would be very limited.
Added to that, the new additions to the team in Sadio Mane who was bought from Southampton for around £36 million and Lazar Markovic who spent all of last season on loan at Fenerbache.
Not only is Jordon Ibe leaving this summer, Jurgen Klopp is having a big clear-out this transfer window with a lot of players such as: Martin Skrtel , Christian Benteke , Luis Alberto and many more look likely to be leaving Anfield.
Written by Kris Fairhurst
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