Prior to Rangers signing Joe Aribo, you’d have been hard-pressed to find any Gers fan who really knew what type of player the club was bringing in from then League One Charlton.

But the previous talk of Arsenal, Man City and of course, Celtic [Scottish Sun], being interested was enough to whet the fans’ appetite to find out more.

After just over a month in a Rangers shirt, we’ve already begun to see glimpses of the talent we snapped up for the lowly reported development fee of £300k – and why Charlton boss Lee Bowyer was so upset we got Aribo so cheaply [Daily Record].

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Aribo has hit three goals in Europa League qualifying for Rangers. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Such is the player’s talent there’s little doubt in my mind Aribo could fetch £15-20m for Rangers in the coming seasons if he continues to impress.

Young, English born midfielders command a meaty price in the transfer market.

But it’s not just about Aribo’s potential resale value – it’s about what the multi-talented midfielder can achieve on the pitch right now that’s important.



A classy midfielder who seems to keep the ball on a string, Aribo has quick feet, is a powerful runner and isn’t afraid to get stuck in.

For someone so technically gifted on the ball, the midfielder doesn’t shirk the running in midfield, knows how to win the ball back and always seems to be available for a pass.

On top of being this well rounded, galloping midfield presence, Aribo also adds goals from the middle of the park. He already has four this season

Aribo strolled the weekend’s encounter with East Fife. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Steven Gerrard has been fawning over him [RangersTV], the fans are beginning to fall in love and the player has already caught the eye of Nigeria internationally.

Joe Aribo might not just prove to be our best signing on the pitch this season.

He could be the shrewdest piece of business we’ve conducted all decade.

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