Liverpool have reportedly accepted a £15m offer from Bournemouth for Jordon Ibe.
According to Sky Sports, the Reds have now given the 20-year-old winger, who moved to Anfield from Wycombe Wanderers in 2011, permission to speak to the Cherries over a potential transfer.
Ibe had been tipped for big things at Liverpool but fell down the pecking under Jurgen Klopp during the second half of last season, and the signing of Sadio Mane is only going to limit his chances further.
The youngster has scored only one goal in 41 Premier League appearances – in Liverpool’s final-day draw with West Bromwich Albion in May, and four goals and seven assists in 58 games in all competitions.
And yet the £15m sum being quoted would make Ibe one of the top eight Liverpool sales of all time, more expensive than the likes of Robbie Fowler and Michael Owen, according to LFChistory.net.
Hence why major questions are being asked about the transfer fee on Twitter…
£15m for Ibe.
What has football become?!
— Watched Toffee (@WatchedToffee) July 7, 2016
Liverpool laughing all the way to the bank if they get £15m for Ibe. Only good at youth level cus he’s massive. Limited player
— MattVillan (@dvtavfc) July 7, 2016
£15M for Ibe hahaha. Football is broken.
— Matt (@Mtthwcwn) July 7, 2016
£15m for Ibe is bananas. Not sure what PL fees aren’t anymore though. Quality of players is dropping yet prices are rising exponentially.
— David Martinez (@DMARTINEZ_85) July 7, 2016
15m for Ibe? pic.twitter.com/dx3Jew8LF6
— FLOYDY LFCDT (@DamoFlood32) July 7, 2016
Oh my days £15m for Ibe who’s scored 1 goal in 41 appearances Smh
— S (@600Gunje) July 7, 2016
How the fuck have Liverpool got £15M for ibe?
— Jack Elwell (@JackElwell2) July 7, 2016
— Adam Bolton (@adambolton88) July 7, 2016
£15m for Ibe is great business, has potential but hasn’t made it. Turn the tables, would you want us to buy him for £15m? #NoBrainer
— All Round The Fields (@SMOLFC) July 7, 2016
£15M for Ibe is phenomenal. We’ve rinsed Bournemouth. I feel bad for them.
— Mik (@MikLFC) July 7, 2016
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