Former Super Eagles target Jordan Ibe joined Wanye Rooney at Derby County on a free transfer.

The 24-year-old Nigerian descent who has failed to fulfill his early potential after his £15million move to Bournemouth.

Ibe underwent a medical at the Pride Park club before signing a two-year contract after leaving relegated Bournemouth by at the end of last season.

Derby confirm signing on the club official website: “It feels terrific to return, I have unfinished business here. The fans were so welcoming the last time I was here and I enjoyed playing at Pride Park,”

“I remember the fans here; they were like a twelfth man on the pitch for home games and the atmosphere was amazing. I also remember some of the goals I got too.

“I feel like this, coming to Derby, was the best choice for me. I had a great six months here before and I thought it was the best place to come.”

Reacting to Ibe’s signing, manager Phillip Cocu said: “Jordon is a player with a lot of potential and undoubted ability.

“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.”

The onetime Nigerian Federation target is returning for a second spell at Derby County having spent a portion of the 2014-15 season on loan at the club during his Liverpool days.

 

 

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