Jordon Ibe has yet to renew his Liverpool contract with City planning to sign him, if there is no deal happening.
The 19-year-old midfielder was scheduled to sign his new contract in April, but Liverpool postponed closing the negotiations after the season ended. Club and player both think they can finalize the deal in the summer, however gambling news report that Man City keep an eye on the situation to try to swoop the player if he becomes available.
Ibe played his first game for Liverpool in 2013, when he was a starter against Queens Park Rangers and assisted the only goal of the game scored by Philippe Coutinho. He made his first start this season in the Merseyside derby against Everton, where he impressed and hit the post with a spectacular shot in an otherwise uneventful game.
Ibe to replace Sterling?
The other youngster with an unsure future is Raheem Sterling. The 20-year-old was marvelous last season, playing on both wings and either as a number ten during the campaign ended in a remarkable second place finish. In the first part of this season he was Liverpool’s best solution for the striking role after the departure of Luis Suarez and the injury of Daniel Sturridge.
Sterling reportedly refused to sign a contract with about a £100,000 salary per week, expressing that he is motivated by trophies, not money. After Liverpool failed to qualify to the Champions League, many who bet on sports in the UK are expecting that Sterling will leave Anfield Road this summer. If that really happens, Ibe might be the one, who will replace him.