Nigerian-born striker Jordan Ibe signs for Derby County

Derby County have confirmed the signing of free agent Jordon Ibe on a two-year deal.

The former Liverpool youngster underwent a medical at the Pride Park club on Monday after being released by Bournemouth at the end of last season.

Ibe – who impressed during a 24-game loan spell over five months at Derby in the 2014/15 season – had a difficult four seasons on and off the pitch for the Cherries following a £15million move, scoring just three Premier League goals.

But having failed to score for Bournemouth last season, he has now become the latest addition to Phillip Cocu’s squad at the Championship club.

‘Jordon is a player with a lot of potential and undoubted ability,’ Cocu said on the signing.

‘He has performed for several years in the Premier League and at 24 years of age he still has many years ahead of him in his career.

‘We have been keen to strengthen our attacking options out wide for some time, while we believe Derby County is the right place for Jordon at this stage of his career.’

Ibe scored five goals for the Championship side over a five-month period at Pride Park.

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