Mischief-making £5M offer for Rangers’ Joe Aribo

Mischief-making £5M offer for Rangers’ Joe Aribo
Football - 2021 / 2022 Scottish Premier League - Glasgow Rangers vs Celtic - Ibrox Stadium - Sunday 29th August 2021 Joe Aribo of Rangers and Glen Kamara of Rangers at full time PUBLICATIONxNOTxINxUK

We’re seeing a lot of nonsense online claiming Rangers are set to ‘cash in’ on Nigerian superstar Joe Aribo purely because he enters into the final year of his contract this summer.

We say nonsense, because a great number of these supposedly-Rangers supporting websites (aye ok) allege Rangers would take a modest £5M given he’s going to be just 12 months away from a free transfer, and we have to say this is quite simply poppycock.

Joe Aribo is one our most valuable assets – in top form, at his best, with a healthy and long contract to his name, he’s potentially Scotland’s first £30M+ player.

He’s been outstanding this season, and impressive at the AFCON too, and furthermore:

Joe Aribo owes Rangers. That doesn’t mean to sound as confrontational as it possibly might, because we know the lad is a good soul and a fine ambassador for the club, but the move to Rangers has given him a much bigger profile than he could have ever achieved at Charlton, and he’s become an international as well thanks to the move.

He’s also strutted his stuff in the Europa League against the cream of Europe, something he’d never do had he moved to Aston Villa, which was said to be the rival opposition for his signature.

And this summer the chances are he will be preparing for UCL group participation.

In short, we’ve given him everything, and if he is to leave for the bright lights of the PL, we wouldn’t begrudge that, but we’d hope he’d sign a new deal before then to ensure we get big money for him.

Aribo is a class act, and has been a exemplary Ranger.

Let’s hope that continues, however his career unfolds.

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  1. Aribo can be an outstanding player, but he is also guilty of faffing about too much, allowing the opposition time to get two players onto him, and dispossessing him. It depends which Aribo runs out on the pitch. Either a match winner, capable of gliding past a couple of players before putting the ball into the net, or the one who comes out in clown shoes, rather than football boots.

    We got him for peanuts, and despite the crazy money paid in the English Premier League, nobody is going to pay £30 for Aribo.
    A solid £10 /12 million upfront, with maybe some add ons later, would be a good bit of financial business at the end of the season.

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