Liverpool have accepted a £15million bid from Bournemouth to sell the England Under-21 International star Jordon Ibe, according to reports from Mirror.
Mirror claims that Jurgen Klopp has sanctioned Ibe’s sale after seeing Sheyi Ojo break in to the first team last season. The Reds were initially not in the mood to sell Ibe but a concrete offer from Bournemouth has tempted Liverpool to do otherwise.
For now Ibe has been given the permission to hold talks with The Cherries as Eddie Howe gets closer to convince Ibe to join Goldsands Stadium this summer.
Howe is a big fan of the 20-year-old tricky winger and believes he is ready to fill the void left by Matt Rithcie’s move to Newcastle United. According to Mirror, Ibe knows he has fallen down the pecking order and will accept Bournemouth’s offer in coming days.
Despite featuring in 41 games last season, Ibe could not convince Klopp of his abilities to be the right player for him and make a huge impact next season. Add to that emergence of Ojo did not help Ibe’s case either.
What went wrong for Ibe?
Not long ago, Ibe was brought in to Liverpool’s starting XI by Brendan Rodgers as a lesson for Raheem Sterling and was even seen as a potential replacement following Sterling’s move to Manchester City.
However, after few bright spells Ibe began to drive down the road of mediocracy. Similar tricks, constantly getting dispossessed and poor finishing has led to Klopp agreeing to sell him as Bournemouth edge closer to completing Jordon Ibe’s transfer for a reported £15m fee.