Players who have shown immense talent in the past will always get a second, third and possibly even a fourth chance to prove themselves.
Jordan Ibe looked like he could become an important player for both Liverpool and England at one point, before Bournemouth paid a big fee to take him to the south coast.
Football Insider have reported that he’s now set to become a free agent this summer, and that suggests that things have gone very badly wrong.
Despite that, there’s clearly a good player in there, so if a new club can get him motivated and allow him to play and impress, then they could have a bargain.
There’s always the fear that the downward spiral will continue and his career will become a total waste.
That means his next move is vital, and the report goes on to talk about potential interest from Celtic, and it’s clear that Alex Bruce thinks this could be ideal for the winger:
“He’s obviously got a lot of good attributes, Jordon, doesn’t he? Bournemouth paid a lot of money for him four, five years ago.”
“It’s a big loss for them letting him go and him leaving after paying that money to Liverpool, about £15million. For him to walk away on a free at the age he’s at obviously tells its own story. “
“Bournemouth letting him go is a big kick in the teeth for the lad, it’s not gone the way he wanted it to go but to get an opportunity like going to Celtic to get your career back up and running again would be a good opportunity for him.”
Of course it’s important that Celtic don’t pay a ridiculous wage and that Lenny feels he would be a good fit for the squad, but you could easily see him being a great addition.
He could take that position on the left hand side of the attack, where he can use his pace and power to drive inside and cause all kinds of problems.
By moving to Celtic he would get the chance to win trophies, play in Europe and generally fall in love with football again, so let’s hope it does happen and he turns his career around.