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Oliseh closes in on Liverpool’s Jordon Ibe

06 August 2015, 13:11

Lagos - Nigeria coach Sunday Oliseh has moved to secure the allegiance of Liverpool forward Jordon Ibe after he visited the player at Liverpool’s Melwood training ground last week, it has been revealed.

Ibe, 19, has represented England at all levels up to the U20’s and has been tipped to play for the Three Lions in the nearest future, but News24 can reveal that Nigeria has moved to secure the player’s allegiance, following Oliseh’s visit.

Ibe is eligible to represent the Super Eagles through his father, but is yet to decide where his international future lies, meaning it might end up into a direct tussle between Nigeria and England.

Also read: Oliseh set for talks with Jordon Ibe

The Liverpool man is however not the only Anglo-Nigerian player that the Nigeria Football Federation are trying to secure their allegiance, with Arsenal’s Chuba Akpom also being monitored

Meanwhile, the 19-year old is expected to play a more starring role for the Reds this season following the departure of Raheem Sterling to Manchester City and the winger has spoken of his desire to score more goals and create more assists this season.

“I'm not completely satisfied because I need to keep working on a few things, like my end product - getting the ball and finding someone in the box and trying to add a few more goals to my game,” he told the Liverpool website.

“I'm quite self-critical. I like to think about things after a game - things I could have improved on, like maybe having taken a shot on or something.”

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