Celtic have long been linked with a move for Jordon Ibe and now they have the perfect opportunity.
The winger has been released by Bournemouth and is now available on a free transfer this summer.
For Celtic, it is a chance to bring in a player who was once dubbed the next Raheem Sterling when former Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers took him to Liverpool from Wycombe Wanderers.
Last summer, as reported by the Daily Express, Celtic were still being quoted £20 million for the player.
But a disastrous personal season for the talent has seen him cast aside by the Premier League side and Celtic could be the perfect next move.
A move to Glasgow would take him away from English football for a while and Celtic would be snapping up a sensational talent who just needs to be guided back in the right direction.
Indeed, Rodgers said of Ibe to the BBC in 2015 that the football world ‘would be raving’ about Ibe if he was a foreign talent. Even Jurgen Klopp, the man who sold Ibe to Bournemouth, had high praise for the player. Speaking to The Guardian, the German called him a ‘brilliant, big talent’ who was ‘very good English football’.
Lennon will undoubtedly have heard Ibe’s name when he was making waves as a boy in the Wycombe Wanderers academy. Just 18 months after Lennon left Adams Park, Ibe was making his debut for the club at the age of 15.
So it seems a perfect match. A player rated by Klopp, adored by Rodgers and known to Lennon, whose value has dropped from £20 million to absolutely nothing.
Celtic should roll the dice.