We know we’ve literally been the Joe Aribo Fanclub the past few days and we make no apology for praising a player who has been consistently the best for the club this season.
While he had a little dip in September, he came back with a hell of a bang v Brondby and was the star man for sure.
Stevie was asked in his pre-St Mirren presser who the MOTM was and it was suggested there wasn’t one obvious one due to a lot of good performances all round which he agreed with, but this surprised us, because Aribo really did stand tall as the best on the pitch in our shirt.
Where is the lad’s career going? What value is he?
He’s 25, and coming into his peak now – he’s absolutely capable of playing at PL level, he’s proven that with at least two seasons of UEL football versus teams of that level and higher, so there’s no doubt the lad has the game to fit in well at the top tier of English football.
But it doesn’t mean he will choose that path.
He probably won’t get a CL team down south, but a UEL team could well go for it, but it depends on what his ambition is.
A crack at the CL surely is on his horizon, and that’s what every player wants. To play against the best.
And Aribo is capable at that level too.
And that means Rangers.
It’s hard to even describe what Aribo is, he’s one of the most unique players in the game. Creative, strong, effective in the tackle, nimble, powerful, composed, classy… need we go on?
He’s been compared with Patrick Vieira and Yaya Toure, and we’d say that’s not miles off, but equally he’s infinitely more playmaking than either of them and has a lot more culture.
Whatever Aribo is, he’s unique, and he’s an absolute first-pick.
Thankfully he’s rarely to never been injured. Let’s hope that continues.