Liverpool accept Bournemouth’s Ibe bid; USMNT Hyndman reveals delight

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Bournemouth have had a bid of $20 million accepted by Liverpool for winger Jordon Ibe.

Ibe, 20, looks to be on the fringes at Anfield under Jurgen Klopp, with Roberto Firmino, Adam Lallana and new signing Sadio Mane all jumping ahead of him.

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The England U-21 international has made 58 appearances for Liverpool in all competitions but under Klopp he has seen his minutes diminish rapidly and now Eddie Howe and Bournemouth want to give him the chance to be a regular in the Premier League.

He has had spells at both Birmingham City and Derby County in the Championship and the pacey winger is strong on the ball but has scored just 11 goals in 104 professional appearances.

Bournemouth sold Matt Ritchie to Newcastle last week so they’re in the market for a winger and Ibe has shown plenty of promise despite his young age.

It is all down to the player to decide if the Cherries will get the best out of him but at his age it should be enticing to play regularly rather than sitting on the bench at Liverpool.

Liverpool fans would be very happy to received $20 million for Ibe, who joined from Wycombe Wanderers in 2011 as a 16-year-old.


In other Bournemouth related news, U.S. national team midfielder Emerson Hyndman has spoken about signing a four-year deal with the south coast club.

Hyndman, 20, left Championship side Fulham over the summer and the captain of the U.S. side at the U-20 World Cup in 2015 has signed for Bournemouth on a free transfer.

United States midfielder Emerson Hyndman (8) gets past Cuba defender Adrian Arturo Diz Pe during the first half of a CONCACAF men's Olympic qualifying soccer match Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Kansas City, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Speaking to the club website, he revealed he’s delighted to make the step up to the PL from England’s second-tier.

“Every player playing in England wants to play in the Premier League so I’m really excited to get that opportunity,” Hyndman said. “I see this season as a great opportunity, not just for myself, as the whole club is very much on the rise. We’ve got a great manager, it was good to speak to him and he has a great philosophy on how he wants his team to play – I wanted to be a part of that.”

Hyndman also reflected on his journey through Fulham’s academy setup, into their first team and now moving on to Bournemouth to try and kick on his career.

“It’s quite an honor to be here, it’s been a weird journey,” Hyndman said. “I came over at 15 to Fulham and had plenty of ups and downs, but to be back at a Premier League club is terrific for me and I’m really looking forward to it. Bournemouth is very different! It’s not as busy as London and it’s a lovely town, it’s obviously got beaches, lovely neighborhoods and great restaurants, it seems like the laid back part of England! It’s a really nice place and I’m really happy to make the move here and show what I can do.”