The future of Joe Aribo is one of the hot topics of conversation amongst Charlton Athletic supporters heading into the summer.
The 22-year-old has been hugely impressive for the Addicks as they won promotion back into the Championship under Lee Bowyer’s guidance.
He was a regular for Charlton last season, making 36 league appearances and scoring nine goals as they returned to the second tier of English football.
But that seemingly hasn’t cooled any interest in other clubs potentially signing him, and it’s set to be an intriguing summer ahead for the Charlton man.
We look into the potential player paths that Aribo’s career could take over the next few weeks.
Stick with Charlton for one more season
Aribo has been one of Charlton’s key players this season, and without him, they wouldn’t have earned promotion back into the Championship.
The Addicks will be desperate to keep hold of their talisman, and Aribo could be tempted to give them one more season before contemplating offers from elsewhere.
Charlton can’t afford to lose a player of his quality heading into the Championship.
Hand in a transfer request
This would be the worst case scenario for Charlton supporters.
Aribo has been linked to a number of clubs, including the likes of Aston Villa previously according to The Sun.
But if he wants to further his career, then he will be tempted to force his way out of Charlton at the earliest of opportunities.
Remain patient for now
It’s important to remember that a formal bid for Aribo is yet to be officially lodged.
This means that Aribo is obviously still a Charlton player for the time being.
He’ll need to remain patient for now, and concentrate on pre-season with the Addicks, and wait and see if any offers are made for his services before the transfer window closes.