Celtic still have hopes of landing attacker Jordon Ibe on a season-long loan from Bournemouth, The Scottish Sun report.

The paper say that a decision has yet to be made on his future. The Cherries are still weighing up whether they need him as part of their squad this season.

The 23-year-old has not started any of their three Premier League matches so far. However, he did come off the bench against Manchester City at the weekend.

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The report states that talks will take place over the next few days about where his football will be played over the coming campaign. Celtic are ready to conclude a deal if he is surplus to requirements.

The versatile winger, who earns £38,000-a-week according to Spotrac, could well be the final piece of our attacking puzzle this season.

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Although our wide options are well served by James Forrest and Mikey Johnston currently, there’s a lack of quality depth in both positions.

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On the left flank Scott Sinclair currently isn’t fancied, leaving just Lewis Morgan capable of supporting. Daniel Arzani’s status is unknown. On the right, just Marian Shved is available, who has had a single fleeting substitute appearance to date.


What’s Ibe’s playing history like?

Ibe has the ability to play on either wing and so could perform a crucial squad role even when not starting matches.

The 23-year-old has good experience for his age, making 113 Premier League appearances with Bournemouth and Liverpool. He’s also played 31 times in the Championship with Derby County and Birmingham City.

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In 2015/16, he also featured six times in the UEFA Europa League, with Jurgen Klopp’s side making it to the final.

His goal and assist rate is not particularly impressive. However, considering much of his football has been played as an emerging talent in an elite league, that’s not too surprising.

The hope would be he could find consistency playing at Scottish Premiership level.

He’s certainly a player worth keeping an eye on in the final week of the transfer window.

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