f all Rangers signings this summer, not one upset a rival manager more than Joe Aribo joining from Lee Bowyer’s Charlton.
Far from being pleased that his former star has moved on to bigger and better things in Glasgow, Bowyer has presented a bitter, spoiled riposte.
The Charlton boss has been out bemoaning the move, putting Aribo’s decision down and claiming the entire thing is a mistake [Daily Record].

Lee Bowyer has been outspoken about Aribo’s move to Rangers. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)

He’s also been complaining about what he describes as the “impossible” task of replacing the 22-year-old midfielder [London News Online].
It’s perhaps the latter than has him more upset, combined with the fact that Charlton got very little back in compensation to replace him.
That, for all intents and purposes, is not Rangers problem.
In fact, it’s great business for Rangers, but terrible business for Charlton. Given they pulled out of their original contract offer to Aribo last year, it’s their own fault too.
But more than anything how consistent Bowyer’s complaints have been over the last month prove one thing indefinitely.
That Rangers have just signed a quality player who will (hopefully) shine at Ibrox.

Joe Aribo helped Charlton to promotion to the Championship last season. (Photo by Leila Coker/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The player himself has shrugged off Bowyer’s criticism, describing moving to Ibrox to work with Steven Gerrard as a “no-brainer” [Daily Record].
Aribo has earned comparisons to Patrick Vieira and Yaya Toure and is touted for big things in the future.
Lee Bowyer’s comments about the Aribo move only serve to back this up.

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