EFL expert, George Elek, has claimed on Twitter that Rangers are onto a winner with Joe Aribo.
The 22-year-old midfielder has already had a medical and is set to join on a four-year deal after being given a big billing by Steven Gerrard [Daily Record].

Aribo played a big role in securing promotion for Charlton last season. (Photo by Harriet Lander/Copa/Getty Images)
A rangy left-footed midfielder who can get forward, Aribo netted ten times for Charlton last season.
Those performances drew interest from a host of clubs. Premier League sides Aston Villa, Bournemouth and Brighton were credited with interest, as were German giants Stuttgart [
Scottish Sun].
Yet, Aribo looks to have chosen Rangers. Elek, of the Not The Top 20 Pod, thinks if and when the deal goes through, it’ll be an excellent piece of business.
“Aribo to Rangers is a coup for Scottish football,” he
wrote on Twitter. “Turning 23 next month and, in my opinion, ready to make an impact at the top level.”
“With PL and Bundesliga clubs interested I am surprised he has chosen them, and expect him to be pretty dominant. Impressive from Gerrard.”
Now, it’s time for a new challenge in Scotland. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Verdict

This is another major endorsement of Aribo’s ability. It will surely take him a while to adjust to a different league, but this talk of him dominating should be enough to get Rangers fans very excited.
Elek makes a valid point in relation to Scottish football as a whole, too.
The SPL is still looked at with disdain by many south of the border. That much was proven by Lee Bowyer’s disrespectful recent comments [Daily Record].
Yet, it just goes to show the size of Rangers and the pull of Steven Gerrard.
Aribo has turned down major interest from elsewhere to make the switch to Glasgow, and if he lives up to this billing, there are good times ahead.

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