Bournemouth sign Jordon Ibe for club-record £15 million

Bournemouth have completed the signing of England U21 Jordon Ibe from Premier League rivals Liverpool for an undisclosed fee, reported to be a club-record £15 million.
Bournemouth sign Jordon Ibe for club-record £15 million

The 20-year-old travelled to Chicago to link-up with his new team-mates during their pre-season tour, having agreed personal terms and passed a medical. With the signing, Bournemouth have smashed their previous transfer record of £9m for former Wolves striker Benik Afobe.

Ibe, who has four England U21 appearances, had signed a new five-year deal with the Reds last May but with the recent arrival of Sadio Mane and the failure to secure a regular starting place under Jurgen Klopp, the winger looks to further his career at the Vitality Stadium.

Bournemouth chief executive Neill Blake said: “We’re delighted to bring Jordon to the football club. He played plenty of football with Liverpool last season and we’re looking forward to seeing him to continue to grow now with us, he’s a huge prospect.

“We’ve now signed five players this summer, all of whom have an abundance of potential.

“It shows we’re serious about nurturing talent at this football club and we have the long term in mind when we say we want to stay in the Premier League.”

Ibe becomes Eddie Howe’s fifth summer signing having already snappedup Nathan Ake, Lewis Cook, Emerson Hyndman and Lys Mousset

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