Glen Johnston has claimed that Celtic target Jordon Ibe was “better than (Raheem) Sterling” at times, when they were both team-mates at Liverpool, under Brendan Rodgers.
Speaking on talkSPORT about the winger, Johnston recalled how good he was, seeing him up close in training and how he thought he had the potential to become the next big thing.
“There was a stage at Liverpool when he was training better than Raheem Sterling. He was that good. I remember saying to a few of my mates ‘this kid is going to be the next big thing’. He was fantastic.
But he’s gone (to Bournemouth) and it’s not worked.”
There was a lot of hype around the talented, Jordon Ibe at Liverpool, signing for them at 16-years old. He did, however, have two loan spells at Birmingham City and Derby Country before moving on to AFC Bournemouth for a record £15 million fee.
Ibe couldn’t live up to the massive fee that the Premier League side paid for him though and was ultimately released by the club last month.
He has been a player who has been linked with Celtic for a long time, over several of the last few transfer windows, so there is an interest. It might be a move that tempts the club because of the fact there wouldn’t be a transfer fee involved, with him being a free agent.
With the news of Mohamed Elyounoussi signing earlier in the week, it may be an unlikely one but, as the once England u21 international favoured position is on the wing.