Meet Nigerian Jordon Ibe, the player to replace Raheem Sterling should he move to Manchester City
As news broke that In-demand Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling is moving to Manchester City for a reported £50 million.
Former Liverpool striker John Aldridge, has hailed the British born with a Nigerian Father, Jordon Ibe as a perfect replacement for Raheem Sterling.
“Liverpool have a ready-made replacement for Raheem Sterling in Jordon Ibe,” Aldridge said.
“He’s a terrific player and has got so much potential.
“He’s got as much, if not more potential, than Raheem had at that age. He’s a big strong lad, very direct and a better finisher than Raheem.
“It’s a bonus for Liverpool that they already have one on the shelf.”
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Jordon Ashley Femi Ibe, was born in Bermondsey, South London, Ibe signed for the Wycombe Wanderers youth team in 2007 at the age of 12, following his release from the Charlton Athletic youth team.
On 20 December 2011, Liverpool agreed to sign Ibe, aged 16, for an undisclosed fee. He initially joined up with the club’s under-18 squad.
Ibe is eligible for Nigeria through his father, the Nigerian FA confirmed in February 2015 that they were monitoring Ibe and would attempt to get him to switch his international allegiance.
Jordon Ibe is 19 years old and plays as a winger for Liverpool.
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