Crystal Palace Considering Move for Bournemouth Outcast Jordan Ibe

Bournemouth winger Jordon Ibe has emerged as an option for Crystal Palace, as they seek to add depth to their attack this month.

The 24-year-old has been out of favour on the south coast for some time and will be available for a cut price as his contract expires in the summer.

Palace are interested in taking the Englishman to Selhurst Park to provide more options on the wing and in attacking midfield, report ​The Telegraph.

An array of Chinese clubs are also monitoring the ex-​Liverpool man as he looks set to leave the Vitality Stadium. There has been a new wage limit implemented in China  and therefore the lure to make the audacious move isn't quite as strong as it once was.

Ibe signed for ​Bournemouth from Liverpool in 2016 for £13m, which was at the time a club-record fee. To Eddie Howe's disappointment however, he has failed to hit the ground running for the Cherries, having only scored three goals in 76 appearances.

After becoming a regular in the starting eleven after he signed for the club, he was quickly deemed too inconsistent by Howe and was dropped to the bench. In fact, most of his appearances since have been as an impact substitute rather than a starter.

Before his move in 2016, he was considered as one of the most exciting talents in the country having featured for Liverpool in various competitions and also for England at Under-21 level.

Eddie Howe,Jordon Ibe

If Ibe were to move to ​Palace, he would likely start as he left off - as a substitute - but he would at least have a fresh start to revitalise his career.

He would have plenty of competition for a place - healthy competition at that - with Wilfried Zaha and Andros Townsend already on the Eagles' books.

Crystal Palace have struggled for goals in the ​Premier League this season, netting on just 19 occasions - six less than bitter rivals Brighton. Any added attacking strength would be welcomed.

Source : 90min