Celtic are reportedly weighing up a move for Bournemouth winger Jordon Ibe this summer.
The £15 million signing from Liverpool is free to leave the Cherries after being told his contract won’t be renewed.
The Scottish Sun say Neil Lennon’s side are monitoring Ibe’s situation with a view to a free transfer.
However, his £40,000 wages could be a stumbling block for the Scottish Premiership champions.
Jordon Ibe to Celtic back on?
The Bhoys have been reportedly long term admirers of the former England under-21 star.
A possible move last summer didn’t come to fruition and Ibe remains with Eddie Howe’s flailing side.
However, Ibe is apparently looking for a fresh start and Celtic could offer a light at the end of the tunnel.
The winger has only played two matches in the Premier League this season.
The 24-year-old hasn’t scored in either showing and is very much the outcast in the south of England.
However, he does have 119 Premier League appearances overall and needs to find his way again.
The Sun say Ibe is “open to a move north and Celtic are able to open talks with the winger now as he enters the final few months of his deal.”
Celtic will be in the market for a left winger in the summer as numbers are dwindling in terms of quality.
Scott Sinclair and Lewis Morgan left in the winter and Mohamed Elyounoussi is only on loan.
Celtic could be the perfect environment for Ibe to find his love for the game again.
If he finds his form, he can excel and become a darling with the Hoops faithful and face the pressures of achieving 10-in-a-row and returning to the Champions League.
The Hoops offered similar to Sinclair, who found himself in a similar scenario to Ibe in 2016.
The audacious move paid dividends as his fellow countryman became a vital player in the invincible treble.
It’s now up to both parties to make the sensible move a reality.