Charlton Athletic manager Lee Bowyer will have to continue his planning for life in the Championship without midfielder Joe Aribo, with Rangers looking like they have out muscled rivals Celtic, for the signature of the 22-year-old, according to the Scottish Sun.
Aribo has played 81 times since arriving at the Valley in 2015 and was part of the side that gained promotion to the Championship, via a play-off final win over Sunderland last season.
So will Aribo be a good signing for Rangers?
“This is a good signing for Rangers.
“Aribo has plenty of talent and potential, which he has already started to show for Charlton in the past season or so.
“You feel he could help lift Rangers on the pitch with his hunger and desire as well, and it could take them even closer to Celtic at the top of the Scottish football pyramid in the coming season.”
“This is a brilliant move by Rangers if they manage to get it across the line.
“There were several teams interested and that’s because Aribo is an exciting, dynamic talent, who will likely play at the top level one day.
“He is great at picking the ball up from deep and taking on the opposition before playing in a teammate. He should be devastating in the SPL and Rangers fans have a lot to look forward to.”
“Phenomenal signing. Genuinely, in my eyes, one of the best bits of business I’ve read about this summer.
“I firmly believe Aribo has Premier League quality, not just SPFL but here in England too.
“He’s such a talent, good on the ball but athletic and committed too.
“He’s got goals, assists but he’ll get stuck in when needed. He’s going to be a star.”
“This would be a very good signing for Rangers.
“Aribo is a very promising player and was one of the standout performers for Charlton in League One last season.
“It will be interesting to see if he can handle the expectations of playing for such a big club.
“If he can, he’d be a great signing for Rangers and should be able to make an impact in the Scottish Premiership.”
“This is a great signing.
“Aribo has already shown that he’s got an eye for goal, and could certainly make the step up to a more prestigious team.
“If Rangers are to miss out on securing Ryan Kent’s services next season, then Aribo is a more than adequate replacement for Steven Gerrarrd’s side.
“He’s got a point to prove, and could thrive under the former Liverpool midfielder’s guidance with the Scottish giants.”