Liverpool have tonight confirmed that young winger Jordon Ibe has completed his £15m move to Bournemouth.
In a brief statement on their website, the club announced that the 20-year-old had departed the club after four and a half years at Anfield, and that they wished him well for the future.
Ibe’s new side Bournemouth have also confirmed the deal, announcing that the England under-21 international has signed for the Premier League side, though did not disclose the size of the fee or the length of his contract.
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Ibe had struggled to nail down a place under Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool last season and despite having a bright beginning to his career at the club, his progress had not continued in the manner which Klopp thought it might.
Therefore, when Bournemouth’s £15m offer came through last week, Ibe’s future at the club was always likely to draw to a close.
He cleaned out his belongings from Melwood training ground earlier this week, and having agreed personal terms with the Cherries, flew out to join their pre-season tour in Chicago.
Ibe becomes Bournemouth’s sixth summer signing, following the earlier arrivals of Emerson Hyndman, Lys Mousset, Lewis Cook, Mark Travers and Mikael Ndjoli, as well as the loan signing of Chelsea youngster Nathan Aké. He becomes their club-record signing, eclipsing the £10m spent on striker Benik Afobe in January of this year.
He also becomes the third Liverpool player to leave the club in the space of 36 hours, following Sergi Canós and Martin Skrtel out the Anfield exit door.
In all, Ibe made 58 appearances for Liverpool in all competitions, scoring 4 goals.