According to The Scottish Sun, Scottish champions Celtic can sign Jordon Ibe on a free transfer in the summer transfer window.

It has been reported that Bournemouth have told the former Liverpool winger that his current contract at the south coast club will not be extended.

The report has added that Celtic manager Neil Lennon tried to sign the 24-year-old winger in the summer of 2019.

It has been further stated that the former England Under-21 international would be open to a move to the Hoops.

Stats

According to WhoScored, reported Celtic target Ibe has played just 48 minutes in the Premier League for Bournemouth so far this season.

The winger made nine starts and 10 substitute appearances in the league for the Cherries during the 2018-19 campaign, scoring one goal and providing one assist in the process, according to WhoScored.

During the 2017-18 campaign, the former Liverpool man made 22 starts and 10 substitute appearances in the league for Bournemouth, scoring two goals and providing six assists in the process, according to WhoScored.

Back in 2016-17, Ibe made 13 starts and 12 substitute appearances in the Premier League for Bournemouth, according to WhoScored.

Celtic and Ibe – an ideal match?

Ibe has long been touted as a future England international and a player capable of making a lasting impression at Premier League level.

While this has not quite come to pass, moving to north and signing for Celtic could well be the shot in the arm that his career needs.

The Hoops completed a similar deal with Scott Sinclair, who got back to his best at Parkhead before his form dropped off.

Given that Ibe will be available on a free transfer, Celtic should seriously explore the potential of bringing the exciting winger to Glasgow.

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