Derby County will be hoping they can finish this year’s league campaign strongly, with Phillip Cocu’s side well in contention to challenge for a top-six finish in the Championship.
The Rams are currently sat 12th in the second tier standings, and are just five points adrift of the play-off places with nine matches remaining in this year’s campaign.
It could be an interesting summer transfer window ahead for Cocu’s side, as he looks to make the necessary additions to his squad as they look to strengthen ahead of next season, regardless of which division they’re playing in.
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One player that could be available to Derby is AFC Bournemouth winger Jordon Ibe, who is out-of-contract at the end of this year’s league campaign.
Ibe has previously played for Derby, having spent a season on loan with the Rams in the 2014/15 season.
Plenty of Derby County supporters took to social media to issue their thoughts on whether the club should consider making a move for Ibe in the summer transfer window.
Take a look at the best of the reaction from Twitter below….
If the deal was right, and not going to give us another big wage risk, then absolutely. He’s shown enough as a young player to suggest he could rediscover form. The sort of signing clever teams make – buying a player when his value is at its lowest.
— Rob Jones (@r4derby) May 20, 2020
Yes on the basis that it is right for the club in terms of finances and he fits in with the ethos the club is trying to build under Cocu. We can't have any more corner flag club statements!!
— Laurence Shenker (@LaurenceShenk1) May 20, 2020
I wouldn’t he’ll want a massive wage and hasn’t shown anything near his best form. If Bournemouth are letting him go for nothing then I think that speaks volumes
— Matt (@mturner1987) May 20, 2020
On a short term contract yes. Think he’s suffered with injuries so wouldn’t give him anymore than a year with an option to extend
— Mike (@mctucks) May 20, 2020
Yes. Just hope he'd be as good as he was 5 and a half years ago.
— Kevin James Wood (@kjwood7533) May 20, 2020
No. Time has moved on and I'm not sure where he would fit in.
— mark smith (@sojomiff) May 20, 2020
He's definitely available contract up at Bournemouth. Yes big time
— karl donnelly (@bango_don) May 20, 2020
💯 He was a good for us, and would tear it up in the #Championship 🐏
— #YesChef 🥄 (@benbembridge) May 20, 2020
100% got a massive point to prove
— Aaron Clift (@aaronclift1) May 20, 2020