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Report: Rangers target Joe Aribo to have Ibrox medical this weekend

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Report: Rangers target Joe Aribo to have Ibrox medical this weekend

Rangers are reportedly set to wrap up a deal for Charlton’s Joe Aribo.

The 22-year-old’s contract expires at the Valley this summer and the Gers have been heavily linked with a swoop for him.

According to the Daily Mail, Steven Gerrard’s team are going to win the chase for him and a medical is expected to take place this weekend.

It is understood that Charlton have been unsuccessful in their attempts to extend his stay and Rangers will pay around £300,000 in compensation fees for the youngster.

The report details there has been interest from the likes of  Southampton, Bournemouth, Brighton, Aston Villa, Celtic, Stuttgart, Torino, Rennes and 10 Championship clubs.

 

Gerrard’s presence at Ibrox is believed to have played a role in pursing Aribo to choose the Light Blues and he’s set to play a key role in the first team when he joins.

Aribo helped promotion earn promotion from League One last season and was a key performer.

The central midfielder scored 10 times and made five assists in 39 games across all competitions.

He’s got he versatility to play anywhere in the midfield even in wide areas and is a rising star with great potential.

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TBR’s View:

Aribo is set to be a Rangers player next season and it’s an addition that should get fans excited.

After some quality display in England’s third-tier, he’s ready for a step up in class and he should be good enough to handle the Ibrox pressure.

His goals from the centre of the park are a key feature of his game and the box-to-box midfielder should add some energy to Gerrard’s team.

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