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Liverpool set to lose young attacking star to Bournemouth

Published 07/07/2016 | 11:30

Jordon Ibe
Jordon Ibe

The European Championships haven't even ended yet but Liverpool have still been very busy in the transfer market.

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Last week the club agreed a fee of £30m (€35m) for Southampton winger Sadio Mane to add to the captures of goalkeeper Loris Karius and defender Joel Matip. Naturally, there will need to be some outgoing business to accommodate the new purchases but Liverpool fans might not be too happy about one reported departure.

Liverpool Echo journalist James Pearce says that the club have agreed to sell 20-year-old winger Jordon Ibe to Bournemouth for £15m(€17.5m). Ibe's opportunities were limited enough during Jurgen Klopp's first season in charge but his direct style made him a fan favourite and someone who looked to have bags of potential.

The move hasn't been confirmed yet, but it will be interesting to see how supporters react, and particularly if they feel that Mane is a massive upgrade on the improving Ibe.

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