Rangers star Joe Aribo has been praised by his former coach as interest from Premier League clubs intensifies ahead of the upcoming January transfer window.
Mark Fabian, who coached the Nigerian international at Staines Town, believes the player is ready to fulfill his potential and reach the very top of the game.
“I’m not surprised there is huge interest in him. I always thought he’d end up in the Premier League one day,” said Fabian [DailyRecord].
“But speaking to him not long ago I know he’s really happy at Rangers.
“I was absolutely delighted for him to win the league last year and I would have been up to see him play if it wasn’t for this Covid situation.
“Obviously his contract at Rangers has 18 months to go and there might be a decision to be made by him and his club. It might be hard to turn down a big move to the English Premier League when you think about the incredible money that goes with it.” Fabian said.
With teams such as Crystal Palace, Watford and Brentford all keeping close eyes on Aribo [DailyRecord], along with Aston Villa [GiveMeSport] and Leicester City [FootballScotland], the midfielder is in high demand.
The 25-year-old has arguably been Rangers’ best performer this season, featuring in every league game so far this season, contributing six goals and three assists to help the Ibrox side top the table heading into the second half of the season.
Aribo has 18 months left on his contract, but by the sounds of it, he seems happy at the club and wants to be a part of the new Giovanni van Bronckhorst era going forward. Although there is no doubt Aribo would shine in the Premier League.
With Champions League qualification all but guaranteed for the winners of the Scottish Premiership this season, then there is plenty of incentive for the player to remain at Rangers.