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Race for Charlton ace set to come to a head

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Charlton Athletic midfielder Joe Aribo will decide on his future at the club this week, according to a report by the Daily Mail.

The 22-year-old is out of contract at the end of this month and has attracted interest from a host of top-flight clubs, including Rangers, Celtic and Southampton.

Rangers have opened talks with the player and Football Insider reported last week that Steven Gerrard’s side are considering offering him a long-term deal and a significant pay rise.

This latest report from the Daily Mail states that Aribo is giving serious consideration to joining Rangers, having been given a positive outlook on his first-team prospects at Ibrox and will make a decision this week.

Aribo scored ten goals for Charlton last season as Lee Bowyer’s side won promotion to the Championship via the play-offs and his impressive performances also attracted the attention of Southampton and Celtic.

The midfielder scored in the first leg of the play-off semi-final against Doncaster Rovers and scored his penalty in the shoot-out victory in the second leg, before starting the final against Sunderland at Wembley.

The Verdict

Aribo is a very talented and promising midfielder. It would be a big blow for Charlton to lose him, but a big club like Rangers or Celtic may prove too difficult for him to turn down.

The 22-year-old will need to consider his options very carefully, but he has heard good things about his first-team prospects at Rangers.

If he does move to Ibrox, he will need to hope that the club were true to their word and do give him plenty of game time, as he could develop into a top player given the chance.

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