The chase is on to sign Charlton Athletic star Joe Aribo, after a hugely impressive campaign for the Addicks.
The 22-year-old played an integral role in helping Lee Bowyer’s side win promotion to the Championship, scoring 10 goals and producing five assists from midfield in all competitions.
Celtic, Stoke City and Rangers are just a handful of names that have been linked with the midfielder’s signature, but according to Football Insider, Rangers look to be the frontrunners in the transfer race.
Steven Gerrard’s side are reportedly set to offer Aribo a significant pay-rise and long-term deal in order to lure him to Ibrox, and make him snub interest from some high-profile clubs in England.
After taking League One by storm, moving Aribo to the SPFL would certainly be a massive coup for Rangers, with some massive clubs in the Championship and some in the Premier League interested in the player.
Here, we discuss whether Rangers would be a good destination for Aribo at this stage of his career…
“It would baffle me.
“The likes of Stoke, Aston Villa and Manchester City are just a handful of teams that are interested in him, and there is a genuine possibility for him to play Premier League football over the next year or two.
“Of course, moving to Rangers would provide Europa League football, but all in all, it would be a strange move for him in my view.”
“Aribo would be a wonderful signing for Rangers.
“He’s athletic and has quality on the ball as well. His driving runs from midfield cause problems, but he’s going to outgrow Charlton quickly.
“The lure of Europa League football might be too much for him to resist.
“This is a good fit for both player and club, but not so much for Charlton!”
“I am not convinced it is.
“That is not to say it would be a bad move. Rangers are a massive club and their are obvious benefits to playing there.
“I just think it would benefit him more to test and prove himself in a more challenging environment like the Championship.”