Jordan Ibe has completed his £15 million move to Bournemouth, according to the club who posted a welcome message to the player on their official twitter account.
— AFC Bournemouth (@afcbournemouth) July 14, 2016
The move is the Cherries fourth of the summer with the club having already signed Lewis Cook, Emerson Hyndman and Lys Mousset from Leeds, Fulham and Lille respectively.
Ibe joins the club after 4 seasons at Anfield having joined the Red’s as a 16 year old from Wycombe Wanderers for an undisclosed fee back in 2012, picking up 58 caps and scoring 4 goals during his time as a Liverpool player.
The majority of the young English winger’s appearances have come in the past two seasons however, with Brendan Rodgers having given him his first glance at first team action in 2014, before making an impressive 41 appearances in all competitions for Liverpool last season.
With Jurgen Klopp having added midfielders Sadio Mane and Marko Grujic to his ranks already this summer however, it was clear that Ibe’s time as a Liverpool player had come to an end and the 20-year-old now becomes the most expensive uncapped England player ever, ahead of Patrick Roberts who signed for Manchester City following a £12 million move from Fulham last year.
There has been plenty of reaction to Ibe’s transfer on twitter: some good, some bad, some borderline offensive and some downright hilarious. Here are the best of them …..
Jordan Ibe = £15m.
Valdes, Barragan, Espinosa, De Roon, Fischer, Ramirez, Subotic, Negredo = £26.3m.
Well played #Boro, well played. ????
— Kamran (@K4MY_) July 14, 2016
20 years ago, £15 mil got you Ronaldo, today it gets you Jordan Ibe who's passed a medical at Bournemouth. Crazy! pic.twitter.com/JMloQMbxpy
— Sports Wankers (@SportsWankers) July 14, 2016
Bournemouth are set to pay £5m more for Jordan Ibe than West Ham paid for Dimitri Payet. pic.twitter.com/iYTsvpxI53
— Dream Team (@dreamteamfc) July 7, 2016
— Coral (@Coral) July 7, 2016
£15 million for Jordan Ibe. Is Bournemouth's transfer committee on drugs?
— Crazy (@Fosulmmensah) July 7, 2016
English football gone to the dogs. £15m for Jordan Ibe and now £42 for a ticket to watch Sheff Wednesday v Aston Villa in the Championship
— Fran (@Goobledygook29) July 15, 2016