Liverpool have confirmed the departure of Jordon Ibe after the young winger completed his transfer to Bournemouth on Thursday (14 June). The England youth international brings to an end a four-and-a-half-year spell at Anfield following his arrival from Wycombe Wanderers in December 2011.
"Liverpool Football Club can confirm Jordon Ibe has completed a transfer to AFC Bournemouth," said a statement on the Reds' official site.
The 20-year-old came through the ranks at the club and made his debut in the latter stages of the 2012/13 campaign as a 17-year-old, which was followed by loan spells with Birmingham City and Derby County before returning to Anfield midway through the 2014/15 campaign. Ibe was retained in the first-team by Jurgen Klopp last season and made 41 first-team appearances scoring four goals and providing as many assists during the course of the campaign.
Bournemouth are delighted to have captured a talented young player and have confirmed that he has agreed a four-year deal with the club. Ibe becomes the Cherries' fifth summer signing and Liverpool's eighth summer departure.
Chief executive Neill Blake was proud of their latest acquisition and believes it is a sign that enhances the club's reputation as a place where they like to nurture young talent and with reports suggesting a possible £15m ($20m) outlay, they are showing that they are keen to remain in the English top-flight for the foreseeable future.
"We're delighted to bring Jordon to the football club. He played plenty of football with Liverpool last season and we're looking forward to seeing him to continue to grow now with us, he's a huge prospect," the Cherries chief told the club's official site.
"We've now signed five players this summer, all of whom have an abundance of potential. It shows that we're serious about nurturing talent at this football club and we have the long term in mind when we say we want to stay in the Premier League."