Jordon Ibe finds new club following dispute with Bournemouth
Ibe has been without a club since leaving Derby last year
Ex-Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe has singed for Turkish side Adanaspor following a legal dispute with former side Bournemouth.
The winger has been without a club since leaving Derby County in 2021, where his contract was cancelled by mutual consent.
However, he has now found a new club after signing for Adanaspor - who play in Turkey’s second tier, the TFF First League.
The club confirmed the signing of the 26-year-old on Twitter, announcing that he had signed a three-a-half year contact.
✍️ Kulübümüz 26 yaşındaki forvet oyuncusu Jordon Ibe ile 3,5 yıllığına anlaşma sağlamıştır🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/766u1yKYvM
— Adanaspor A.Ş. 🇹🇷 (@AdanasporResmi) January 17, 2022
On Sunday, Daily Telegraph journalist Mike McGrath reported that Ibe was set to undergo a medical at Adanaspor, with the player confirming the move on social media.
He posted photos on his Instagram of him in Istanbul, along with a picture of him boarding a plane with the caption: "The journey begins now".
The move to Turkey follows the recent news that Ibe was suing old club Bournemouth over an alleged dispute surrounding image-rights payments.
Ibe became Bournemouth's record signing in 2016 when he arrived from Liverpool for £16million, with his contract containing a clause that is not often given to other players.
The 26-year-old was permitted payments on top of his four-year deal, linking to his commercial appeal such as additional shirt sales.
However, he recently claimed that he never received such payments from the final 12-months of his contract after the winger was disciplined following several off-field incidents.
Having not made a competitive appearance since his three-minute cameo for Derby in December 2020, it will take time for Ibe to regain match sharpness.
Adanaspor have made somewhat of an underwhelming start to the season, currently sitting in eight position having won eight of their opening 19 matches.
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