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Newcastle May Have Missed Out On Exciting Winger

7:10 pm, Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 20 Comments

News that Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe has today been seen clearing out his locker at the Liverpool training ground and saying goodbye to one of the security guards there and it appears he’s leaving Liverpool for good.

But to which club he is moving to is a good question.

And since there has been no news that Newcastle or any other club for that matter have bid the £15M fee Liverpool placed on the 20 year-old’s head – other than AFC Bournemouth, we assume the talented winger will now be moving to the south coast club.

jordan ibe

Jordan Ibe – moving to Bournemouth

Bournemouth had a £15M cash bid accepted by Liverpool for Ibe last week and we suppose he’s a replacement for Matt Ritchie who has moved to Newcastle.

Newcastle had reportedly been trying to do a part-exchange deal with Liverpool that included Gini Wijnaldum going to Liverpool and Jordan Ibe and about  £10M coming the other way to Newcastle.

The Mail had reported that  Ibe was balking on the move to Bournemouth, but it now appears that time has run out and Newcastle have not bid for Ibe, so it looks like he will move to Bournemouth.


Jordan Ibe – moving out today

Ibe moved to Liverpool from Wycombe Wanderers four years ago as a 16 year-old and in his four seasons on Merseyside he played 58 games with four goals for the Reds.

Jordan Ibe would have been an exciting signing for Newcastle.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Tags: Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

20 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ShirebrookToon // Jul 12, 2016 at 7:13 PM


  • 2 ZIPPIE57 // Jul 12, 2016 at 7:16 PM

    Never ever coming to Newcastle

  • 3 sing in the corner // Jul 12, 2016 at 7:17 PM

    Hooray. MUCH rather have Danny Ings, who won’t get much of a game at Liverpool for the foreseeable future.

  • 4 SUTTY1978 // Jul 12, 2016 at 7:18 PM

    1 goal and 2 assists in 41 premier league games, don’t think we are missing out on too much.

  • 5 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 12, 2016 at 7:18 PM

    Was seemlingly mostly paper talk anyway. If Rafa had wanted this lad badly enough, he would have got him.

  • 6 lesh // Jul 12, 2016 at 7:20 PM

    Wasn’t there talk about disruptive influences in our dressing room last season? Fingers were being pointed at Cisse for example – could the bad apple have been our wantaway friend Sissoko?

  • 7 lesh // Jul 12, 2016 at 7:22 PM

    We shouldn’t run away with the idea that everything Liverpool is top drawer. They recruit pups like most clubs do.

  • 8 Shadow_Shearer // Jul 12, 2016 at 7:30 PM

    Spot on zippie. We shouldn’t be to disappointed at this news.

  • 9 Jail for Ashley // Jul 12, 2016 at 7:42 PM

    Well I can’t really remember him from any games I’ve watched from Lpool and his goals and assists aren’t exactly good, I think people just want to see signings, signings and more signings.
    Rafa IN!

  • 10 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 12, 2016 at 7:47 PM

    Of course there was more than one bad apple. The attitude and atmosphere around the place had been pretty poor for a long time. It is why more was needed to be done last summer. Still, that isn’t just Moussa to blame, although he was certainly part of that.

    On topic, Ibe has potential, and could be a fantastic player and bargain at £15million if he applies himself. Would have preferred Redmond, but I think he joined Saints. Matty Phillips would have been another good option out wide. Brady is still available, if Ibe is £15million, how much Brady? I’d imagine he would jump at the chance if we made Norwich an acceptable bid.

    Brady and Loftus Cheek to replace Gini and Sissoko would leave us well balanced, with just defence and a striker to sort.

  • 11 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 12, 2016 at 7:51 PM

    Just checked, Redmond went for around £11million to Saints, Phillips went to West Brom for £5.5million, given the money for Ibe, both of those are absolute bargains.

  • 12 Mr Funk // Jul 12, 2016 at 7:58 PM

    @ Lilongwe

    How about Pritchard from Spurs? Plays AML, AMR or AMC, good set piece and crosses (better than Ibe) and had a good season in the championship. Also, cheaper than Ibe and Redmond.

  • 13 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 12, 2016 at 8:06 PM

    Mr Funk,
    Haven’t really seen that much of him to be honest. I have a good friend who is a Brentford fan, and I know he had an excellent season their the season before last where he played mainly through the middle in an almost number 10 role. He didn’t do much at West Brom on loan after January last season.

    I’ve seen a few people mention on him here in favourable terms, he is 23 now, and really should be doing more. He is only a year younger than Townsend, and has barely played for Spurs.

    How much have you watched him? I’ve not seen anything that I can remember, so I could be missing something in him that you need to watch him to see.

  • 14 lochinvar // Jul 12, 2016 at 8:30 PM

    Dream Team for the FA….Allardyce and Bruce for England.
    Must be something in the Sunderland air that disagrees with them both !

    Hull City manager Steve Bruce will be spoken to by the Football Association as they step up their efforts to find the next England manager. (Daily Telegraph)

  • 15 ShirebrookToon // Jul 12, 2016 at 8:31 PM

    Looks like he’s just robbed the stock room at sports direct in that photo

  • 16 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 12, 2016 at 8:33 PM

    Is Pritchard better than Aarons, Gayle, Ritchie or Perez, who he would likely be in direct competition with? Or is he likely to be more of a backup to them? Given his career so far, you would have to argue back up to them I think.

    I think if we lose Sissoko and Gini we need more than him. I think Loftus Cheek would offer a more central replacement for Sissoko with huge potential, and Brady would offer balance on the left that Gini doesn’t.

  • 17 Mr Funk // Jul 12, 2016 at 8:40 PM

    @ Lilongwe

    I have not seen him play that much but i think he would worth a try if he was available for about 5 million

  • 18 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 12, 2016 at 8:44 PM

    Maybe he would be worth a £5million punt. But I’d like to think if we sold Sissoko and Gini, Rafa would have more lined up than a punt on a 23 year old that has so far struggled to make an impact at Spurs or West Brom.

  • 19 lesh // Jul 12, 2016 at 9:55 PM


  • 20 lesh // Jul 12, 2016 at 10:11 PM

    Lochinvar (phone permitting!)

    Possibly already been mentioned earlier but today’s Grauniad reported that the FA were keen to talk to two potential managers – Allardyce and Jürgen Klinsmann.

    Why Allardyce? The report is that the FA were impressed by Allardyce’s willingness to mentor a young talent as his successor – pity help his tutee! Eddie Howe’s been mentioned elsewhere too.

    As Bruce’s been mentioned, could he also be keen to pass on his wisdom. Has Pardew dropped out of the frame?

    It’ll be like the blind leading the sighted!

    Ah well, here’s to another 50 years for England to win something. You never know, we might even see a trophy a SJP before then!

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