Rangers get ready for key player decision amid major Premier League interest
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Rangers get ready for key player decision amid major Premier League interest

Rangers face more Premier League interest for star man Joe Aribo as it has emerged that Southampton is preparing to make a bid for the talented midfielder [ScottishDailyExpress].

The 25-year-old is in high demand due to his fantastic performances so far this season, he has contributed six goals and three assists in 19 league matches. Under Giovanni van Bronckhorst, the player has gone from strength to strength, finally utilising his potential.

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With the Nigerian international only having 18 months left on his contract, the onus is on the Dutchman to set out his vision and ambitions for the Ibrox side and hope that Aribo will want to be part of the new era.

With recent links to Crystal Palace, Watford, and Brentford [DailyRecord] there is no shortage of Premier League clubs who remain interested in the player.

Nathan Patterson’s proposed move could secure Aribo’s future

With recent reports emerging that Nathan Patterson is set for a £16m move away from Rangers to join Premier League side Everton [DailyRecord], it could prove to be a blessing in disguise for the Ibrox side.

This financial windfall could help secure Aribo’s future at Rangers as the club wouldn’t need to be pressured into selling any more assets.

Unfortunately, there will be a time when the 25-year-old will be sold, and hopefully, for the right fee, let’s just hope that he will remain at the Gers for a few more years yet. Winning the league this season will practically guarantee the club entry into the Champions League group stages next season and this could be a massive incentive for the player.

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Van Bronckhorst certainly has a big decision to make if the club does receive any bids during the January transfer window, the Patterson deal going through could be a key factor in whether Joe Aribo will be playing in the Premier League by the end of the month or not.

Meanwhile, there could be a replacement for Patterson at the club if the move goes ahead.