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£1m Liverpool deal '95% done' for English starlet

Reds appear to have won Ibe race. (©GettyImages)
Reds appear to have won Ibe race. (©GettyImages).

Liverpool are set to welcome Wycombe Wanderers starlet Jordon Ibe to the club next summer, according to reports.

It was claimed earlier in the week that the Reds had won the race for the young Englishman, with the attacker poised to move away from Adam Park after completing his final school-year in Buckinghamshire.

However, Goal.com claim the deal is not completely agreed, although a source has told the website that an Anfield switch is '95% done'.

The report goes on to suggest that an initial £750,000 payment, with the overall fee set to rise to £1 million, was enough to secure the teenager's services for Liverpool.

Ibe enjoyed a well-publicised trial on Merseyside earlier in the year, whilst Manchester United, Fulham, Chelsea and Arsenal have all been named as team interested in bringing Ibe to their club in the past.

Both clubs are to announce the deal officially in the near future, according to the report, and Ibe will add further depth to the highly-rated academy at Liverpool.

He joins Seyi Ojo, a 14-year-old who signed for Liverpool last month, as the most recent additions in a youth side that already boasts the likes of England junior internationals Raheem Sterling, Conor Coady and Adam Morgan.

And, whilst Ibe is unlikely to feature in the plans of Kenny Dalglish anytime soon, he does bring senior Football League experience with him to Liverpool after making his debut for the Chairboys at the start of the season.

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