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Rangers’ Aribo in talks with Southampton | GvB: Aribo’s ambition to play in PL

Southampton are in superior talks to signal Rangers midfielder Joe Aribo. 

A deal is near being agreed and the payment is believed to be value £10m together with add-ons.

It’s understood the 25-year-old, who has a £10m launch clause in his contract, is open to the transfer to St Mary’s.

The Nigerian worldwide has one yr left on his deal at Ibrox, having moved to Glasgow in the summertime of 2019 from Charlton Athletic.

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Joe Aribo scored 9 objectives for Rangers final season

He scored 9 objectives, together with one within the Europa League last, in 57 video games final season and added 10 assists.

The Ibrox facet have up to now solely added defender John Souttar to the squad this summer time, whereas striker Alfredo Morelos and Ryan Kent are additionally within the last years of their present Ibrox offers.

Joe Aribo was one of Rangers' most used players last season
Picture: Joe Aribo was one among Rangers’ most used gamers final season

Goalkeeper Allan McGregor, 40, has signed on for an additional season with veteran midfielders Scott Arfield and Steven Davis additionally extending their contracts.

Connor Goldson additionally ended hypothesis about his future by agreeing a brand new four-year deal.

Van Bronckhorst: Aribo’s ambition to play within the Premier League

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Rangers boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst offers an replace on Antonio Colak, Joe Aribo, switch hopes, contract talks with Alfredo Morelos, Ryan Kent and others plus his ideas on the title race.

Rangers boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst hinted at Aribo’s exit in an interview with Sky Sports activities Information, saying the midfielder’s ambition is to play within the Premier League.

“Joe is a vital participant for us,” Van Bronckhorst stated. “He is been actually good for this membership for the final years.

“His growth was actually good and for the time being he has the ambition to play within the Premier League.

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Former Rangers striker Kenny Miller is anxious in regards to the lack of switch exercise on the membership, particularly with some high gamers in set to go away.

“That’s his ambition and that’s most likely what will occur within the close to future, however it’s what you need as a membership. To get proficient gamers into the membership, develop them into actually good gamers. The participant has their very own ambitions however what he has carried out for this membership has been incredible.”

He added: “I talked with Joe about his future final season, however he is been {playing} for 3 years for Rangers and it’s also the pure manner in a participant’s profession.

“In fact, Joe additionally needs to develop himself even additional and see the place his degree is, and naturally, {playing} within the Premier League there will not be any stronger leagues than that on this planet.”

What does Aribo deliver?

Sky Sports activities’ Alison Conroy

Joe Aribo impressed for Rangers final season and it was no shock he was one of the used gamers within the squad.


His versatility was a profit to Giovanni van Bronckhorst because the supervisor handled quite a few accidents.

Aribo performed in central midfield, attacking midfield, down the proper and ended the season {playing} up entrance.

Boyd: Rangers will lose gamers this summer time

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Sky Sports activities’ Kris Boyd is just not too involved about Rangers’ lack of switch exercise up to now this summer time, however says they cannot afford to go away it too late.

Sky Sports activities’ Kris Boyd accepts Rangers will lose a few of their high gamers this summer time.

“The truth is Rangers have gotten quite a few gamers going out of contract subsequent season and it is most unlikely they’ll be capable of maintain each single one.

“The truth is Rangers may need to do a couple of gross sales this summer time so gamers do not go away for nothing subsequent season.

“I do not suppose Rangers are able the place they’re simply going to roll over and let folks take their gamers.

“There’s clearly funds behind the membership that Rangers can negotiate with groups now and it isn’t a case the place groups are simply going to telephone up and say there’s the supply and we’re taking your participant.”

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