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Lyle Taylor sends heartfelt message to ex-Charlton man following big weekend moment

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Charlton Athletic striker Lyle Taylor has sent a message to his former teammate Joe Aribo after the midfielder notched a special goal over the weekend.

The 23-year-old was called away on international duty with Nigeria and bagged his first goal for the club against none other than footballing giants Brazil.

After footage of the finish spread on Twitter, Taylor was quick to send a heartfelt message to his friend.

“The boy has gone from scoring goals in League 1, to scoring against Brazil… Just think about this for a second… WHAT. A. PLAYER,” he wrote on Sunday night.

The goal came ten minutes before half-time during the friendly in Brazil, with Aribo collecting a ball on the edge of the penalty area, shifting past one defender before firing confidently past Ederson.

He opted to leave Charlton in the summer after his contract expired, joining Rangers as a free agent after helping fire Lee Bowyer’s side to promotion.

He scored nine goals from midfield and assisted five more, as well as scoring in their play-off semi-final with Doncaster Rovers, whilst Taylor scored 22 and assisted 13 more.

The verdict

The two players were part of a really special season for Charlton so it is no surprise that they are still really close.

Aribo was an absolute marvel in midfield for the club and it is a real shame that he decided to leave, rather than carry on in what is still an impressive unit at The Valley.

But Lee Bowyer has adapted excellently to his departure which has in turn ensured that there are no hard feelings felt towards Aribo for leaving.

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