Rangers’s move to bring Joe Aribo to Ibrox always looked destined to be a huge coup for Steven Gerrard’s side.
Aribo arrived in 2019 following the end of his contract at Charlton. His move came after a campaign in which he had scored 10 goals in all competitions.
And it appears that the Gers may have seen off some major competition for his signature. According to the Daily Mail, both Manchester City and Arsenal had the Nigeria international on their radar.
Aribo has gone on to prove a brilliant signing. The 24-year-old has been a key player for Gerrard’s side. And he has produced some show-stopping performances for the Light Blues.
The deal to sign Aribo therefore, looks to have the potential to be one of the most outstanding pieces of business of the Gerrard era.
And, based on recent reports, perhaps Rangers may be looking to repeat the masterstroke this summer.
According to the Daily Mirror this weekend, the Gers are battling the Gunners for the signature of Wigan Athletic forward Kyle Joseph.
The Mirror notes that Joseph is out of contract in the summer. The 19-year-old has scored five goals in League One this season.
It does appear that the pair are not the only sides in the running by any means. But it is interesting that Rangers are once again battling Arsenal for the signature of a League One youngster whose contract is expiring.
If the Gers win the race and manage to bring Joseph to Ibrox, and he proves to be anywhere near as influential as Aribo has been, it could be another amazing piece of business from the Scottish Premiership leaders.