ByNorth-west correspondent Alex Stevens
Jordon Ibe is set to quit Liverpool for Bournemouth in the next 48 hours, according to a report.
Liverpool-based celebrity photographer Mark Hughes, who often snaps players and staff from the club, has claimed that Ibe will complete a transfer to the south coast club either on Wednesday or Thursday.
Hughes wrote on his personal Twitter account on Tuesday afternoon that Ibe has “cleared out his locker” at the club’s Melwood training headquarters.
Jordon Ibe to complete move to Bournemouth tomorrow/Thursday. Cleared out his locker at Melwood 👍🏼
— Mark Hughes (@MarkHughes_) July 12, 2016
This is the strongest indication yet that the 20-year-old has finalised the terms of a move to Bournemouth.
The Reds accepted a bid of £15million from Bournemouth for their winger last week as manager Jurgen Klopp begins trimming his squad for the coming Premier League season.
The Mirror claimed that Ibe may decide to stay at Anfield and fight for his place, despite Liverpool agreeing a fee with Eddie Howe’s team.
It was said the 20-year-old was weighing up other possible offers with Midlands club West Brom and Championship side Newcastle interested in his signature.
But Ibe appears to have made up his mind after it became increasingly evident that Klopp wants the wide man to depart Anfield after signing Sadio Mane from Southampton for around £35 million.
Ibe broke into the Liverpool team two years ago under Brendan Rodgers and caught the eye with some impressive displays on the flanks but his progress stalled under Klopp in 2015-16.