Jurgen Klopp's past comments on Newcastle United target Jordon Ibe

Jordon Ibe of Bournemouth during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Tottenham Hotspur at Vitality Stadium on May 4, 2019 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom.

Newcastle United are said to be keen to bring in Jordon Ibe from Bournemouth this summer.

Jordon Ibe of Bournemouth during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Tottenham Hotspur at Vitality Stadium on May 4, 2019 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom.

Jurgen Klopp’s past comments about Jordon Ibe to the Guardian should excite Newcastle United fans, amid rumours that the winger could join.

The Sun on Sunday has suggested that Newcastle want to sign Ibe, as Steve Bruce looks to make further changes to his attack.

The Bournemouth winger is still yet to fulfil his potential, and Newcastle are now said to be prepared to take a chance on him.

 

Ibe’s time at Bournemouth has been a frustrating one so far, as he has been unable to hold down a place in their first team.

The forward made just nine Premier League starts last term, and there is understandably some question marks over whether he would be a worthwhile addition to Newcastle’s squad.

But Klopp’s comments should encourage Newcastle fans that Ibe could turn into a great addition to their side.

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“He’s still a brilliant, big talent which is very good for English football,” Klopp said, before letting Ibe leave Liverpool back in 2017.

“He did well with the pass for the first goal, and the cross for the second. I was very happy. It was a beautiful pass from Jordon Ibe [for Sturridge’s goal]. We had a lot of moments and it’s absolutely exciting.”

Ibe would bring even more pace and skill to Newcastle’s attacking ranks, but he would likely only be a covering option.

Newcastle have brought in some real quality up-front, with Allan Saint Maximin and Joelinton both likely to play key roles over the upcoming campaign.

Jordon Ibe of AFC Bournemouth battles for possesion with Andy Robertson of Liverpool during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Liverpool at Vitality Stadium on December...

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