Celtic fans have been discussing a reported transfer target this week after a fresh update emerged.
It’s believed that the Scottish Premiership champions are keen on AFC Bournemouth winger Jordon Ibe this summer with the player willing to take a pay cut to make the switch north.
And this week fuel has been added to the fire after it was confirmed by manager Eddie Howe that the Cherries wouldn’t be offering the former Liverpool ace a new contract, leaving him free to depart the club.
It’s led to supporters discussing the potential of seeing Ibe at Parkhead.
Some are all for it with bold claims that he’s a better option than Jonny Hayes…
Without a doubt, anyone who says no hasnt a clue, fairly young and with something to prove.
— 🤔💭* (@__HT67) June 1, 2020
asbsolutley, has bags of talent – with the right manager and setup could be a player https://t.co/lRoMtlNDqO
— Scott Walker (@scottsjks) June 1, 2020
In a heart beat!!👌🏻
FREE! n only 24yrs old….
Bit of confidence bk like we did with Sinclair n what a player we could have bringing pace n power🍀
— Dom Shv 🍀🏆🍀 (@Shiv1888) June 2, 2020
100% up grade from jonny hayes
— Liam (@Liam67M) June 1, 2020
100% good player still young
— FrankieCamp (@FrankieCamp27) June 1, 2020
For the right wages absolutely. Better than Hayes
— Charlie (@CharlieMcQ67) June 1, 2020
Whilst there are plenty of fans against the potential move.
The 24-year-old has really been an anonymous figure under Howe this campaign, playing just 227 minutes in all competitions, via Transfermarkt.
So no wonder that some are advising the club to steer well clear of the wide man.
Don’t even try it. Stay well clear. https://t.co/L15q0GHhNp
— Murray (@DMMacdonald96) June 2, 2020
— Sanfranceltic (@Sme51899360) June 2, 2020
No chance…more of a Sevco type signing
— ninesecondmaradona (@ninesecondmara1) June 2, 2020
— ☘️DEMBELES BIG TOE☘️💚⚽️💛 (@Owensybhoy0) June 2, 2020
3 goals in 78 appearances for Bournemouth since 2016. 16 goals in nearly 200 games this far in his career. Will demand high wages. Too big a risk imo, would rather see K. Dembele and M. Johnston playing.
— RogicOnTheHalfTurn (@Joe_T2000) June 1, 2020
— Douglas Barrett (@IamShuggz) June 1, 2020
— Pol Casas (@POL_PAX) June 1, 2020
No. Seems to have a toxic attitude. Don’t need that.
— China (@ccp_future) June 1, 2020
There were even a few members of the Hoops faithful comparing him to Scott Sinclair, who joined Celtic in similar circumstances before going on to prove himself at Parkhead.
Scott Sinclair was nothing before he came and proved his worth, why not give him the platform to replicate him at the cost of nothing? No brainier for me
— Callum Cameron (@Callux7_) June 1, 2020
Depends on his wages. He looks a decent player and very similar to Sinclair, just more powerful.
— CelticBhoy1888 (@Bhoy1888Celtic1) June 1, 2020
It remains to be seen if Neil Lennon holds any genuine interest in the young attacker, but evidently, his arrival would divide opinion in Glasgow.
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