Bournemouth will look to reinforce this summer after comfortably maintaining their Premier League status in 2015-16 and the Vitality Stadium outfit have already added new faces to Eddie Howe’s squad.
The most high-profile has been the Cherries’ club-record move to bring Jordon Ibe to the club, with the ambitious outfit parting with a cool £15 million to pry the flying winger away from Liverpool.
The 20-year-old has been on the collective radar for a number of years but is yet to reach his full potential – mostly due to not being given a consistent run of games in the Reds first team.
Likened to Raheem Sterling due to their similarities in style, Ibe has all the attributes to become just as good as his former Liverpool team-mate and will get a chance to prove himself at Bournemouth.
Jamie Redknapp: “I think Jordon Ibe will be a fantastic signing. They get the best out of young players.” pic.twitter.com/WSXLlKfjQ6
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) July 19, 2016
Howe’s tutelage will only be a positive thing for the Bermondsey born starlet’s development and the chance to play week-in, week-out at the Vitality Stadium could well see Bournemouth unleash a devastating new attacking weapon.
Howe has stated that Ibe should be aiming for inclusion in the England squad before long and if Bournemouth can get the best from the youngster there is no reason why he can’t become an international player.
Liverpool manger Jurgen Klopp clearly has recruitment on his mind but the decision to allow Ibe to leave Anfield could well come back to bite the German further down the track.