Liverpool's summer transfer activity looks set to continue this week as reports emerged on Wednesday night that the club have agreed a £15 million fee to sell promising young winger Jordon Ibe to Bournemouth.
After impressing in the second half of the 2014-15 season following a loan spell at Derby County, Ibe enjoyed something of a breakthrough season at Anfield last term.
The 20-year-old played 41 matches in all competitions for Jurgen Klopp's side, scoring four goals including strikes in the Premier League, League Cup, and Europa League campaigns.
Touted by many Reds fans as potentially the natural successor to former star Raheem Sterling, the England Under-21 winger has been tipped for a bright future in the game.
However, it appears as though Klopp does not see the youngster as integral to his plans, as it appears as though Liverpool are gearing up to sell Ibe to increasingly big-spending Bournemouth.
Liverpool's conveyor belt of young talented attacking players will continue, with teenager Sheyi Ojo waiting in the wings, and the Reds obviously feel that the fee offered is too good to refuse.
Reacting on Twitter, Reds supporters seemed divided on the deal, with some suggesting that they should take the eight-figure fee and run.
Selling Ibe for £15m is good business imo. There's no way he'll develop by constantly sitting on the bench or being outside the squad. #lfc— Arjun Stuart Greig (@Arjun_G8) July 7, 2016
Can't argue with the model regarding Sterling & Ibe - buy them for pennies, get a solid contribution from them, sell on for huge profit #LFC— Will (@AnfieldOdyssey) July 7, 2016
Ibe was not going to play much this season. Ojo is ahead of him in the pecking order now and who knows what will happen with Lazar!— Rich (@KopRich90) July 7, 2016
£15m pounds for Jordon Ibe is good for both parties in my opinion. He is a great talent but needs to be a first team regular to improve.— Alex Lowe (@Lowey1993) July 7, 2016
I really like Ibe, but that's about the amount it would take for me to sell him. He needs a lot of focus to get his game together.— SakhoPunch (@MichiganLfc) July 7, 2016
Others, however, had reservations about letting go such a clearly talented young player, and there were several calls for the club to insert a buy-back clause in the terms of the deal in case Ibe's development kicks on rapidly after the move.
I'm a big fan of Jordan Ibe. Absolutely gutted, I would've hoped he would be one Klopp would see as potential to be developed #LFC— AnnieLFC (@Annie_LFC) July 7, 2016
Letting Ibe go for £15m is a mistake for me. Poor season last year but bags of potential & will be worth far more than £15m in years to come— Karl (@Karlton81) July 7, 2016
£15m for Ibe right now looks like very good business for #LFC, but in 2 or 3 years time I can see us regretting it.— Rob (@RobThornley) July 7, 2016
If we don't include a buy-back option then I fully believe we'll regret the decision.— Rise Of The Klopp (@RiseOfTheKlopp) July 7, 2016
I want Jordon Ibe to stay. If we do unfortunately sell him, hope we add a buy back clause.— - (@AnfieldRd96) July 7, 2016
£15m for Jordon Ibe is a good deal for us. I kind of hope we get a buy back clause though, the lad still has potential. #LFC— Brad (@KeeperKarius) July 7, 2016
Should definitely put a buy back clause in the Ibe deal. If he ends up being amazing then I'd quite happily pay £30m to get him back.— The Anfield Chat (@TheAnfieldChat) July 7, 2016