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Derby County sign Liverpool's Jordon Ibe

29 August 2014

Derby County have signed highly-rated forward Jordon Ibe on a season-long loan from Liverpool.

The 18-year-old follows in the footsteps of Reds team-mate Andre Wisdom, who played 38 times for the Rams while on loan at the iPro Stadium last season.

Ibe is a product of Wycombe's academy and joined Liverpool in late 2011, shortly after the youth international hit the headlines when he made his professional debut for the Chairboys aged 15.

Derby manager Steve McClaren told the club's official website: "We're delighted that Liverpool have again chosen to loan us one of their promising young players.

"Jordon Ibe is someone who we've been aware of for quite a while and have been impressed whenever we've seen him in action.

"He has a lot of potential and we believe that we can help his career development."

The speedy forward could feature for the Rams against Ipswich this weekend if his move gets clearance from the relevant authorities in time.

Ibe has made three appearances for Liverpool's first team and spent the end of last season on loan at Birmingham, scoring once in 11 appearances for the Sky Bet Championship side.

McClaren added: "He is a direct player with plenty of ability and he will certainly strengthen the attacking options we are able to call upon."

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