Done deal: Liverpool finalise terms on club-record transfer after paperwork finalised
ByNorth-west correspondent Alex Stevens
Jordon Ibe has joined Bournemouth from Liverpool, it was confirmed on Thursday night.
The two clubs announced on their official websites that Ibe has completed a move to Eddie Howe’s team after agreeing a four-year contract.
— AFC Bournemouth (@afcbournemouth) July 14, 2016
The fee has not been publicly disclosed but it has been widely reported that Bournemouth will pay £15million for the winger.
It is a club-record transfer fee for the Cherries, who have landed their fifth signing of the summer to follow the likes of playmaker Lewis Cook from Leeds.
Ibe was initially unsure whether to leave Liverpool so soon into his career, but the chance to work under Howe has been decisive.
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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp decided the offer from Bournemouth was too good to turn down, although a buy-back and sell-on clause was inserted as part of the deal should Ibe go on to fulfill his potential.
Ibe started last season in Liverpool’s first team and was given numerous opportunities to cement his position when Klopp replaced Brendan Rodgers, but his progress stalled.
It became increasingly evident that Klopp wants the wide man to depart Anfield after signing Sadio Mane from Southampton for around £35 million.
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