Charlton manager Lee Bowyer has admitted that it will be “tough” to keep Joe Aribo at The Valley next season – and confirmed there are two Premier League clubs, as well as clubs from abroad, competing with Rangers for his signature.
The midfielder is out of contract this summer and reportedly told Bowyer that he’ll leave Charlton after helping them win promotion to the Championship.
“Other clubs are interested, we can’t deny that,” Bowyer told TalkSport, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“It’s gonna be tough to keep Joe at the moment.
“There are Premier League clubs interested, I spoke to two yesterday.
“Obviously in Scotland, you’ve got Rangers that are interested and there are clubs in France and Germany.”
The Gers fly out to Portugal for a pre-season training camp this weekend and reports had claimed Steven Gerrard had wanted a deal done before his side travelled.
Aribo would be a good acquisition for the Gers after they confirmed George Edmundson’s signing yesterday and would leave them only needing one or two more new faces.
With Premier League clubs also interested, hopefully, the lure of European football, 50,000 fans every fortnight and working with Gerrard is enough to get him to Ibrox.