Rangers vulnerable as Palace, Brentford and Watford eye key man - report
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Rangers vulnerable as Palace, Brentford and Watford eye key man - report

Rangers are in a vulnerable position as three Premier League clubs – Crystal Palace, Brentford and Watford – all eye a swoop for Joe Aribo, according to the Daily Mail.

Aribo was brought to Rangers in the summer of 2019 from Charlton for a minor compensation fee and since then, he’s made over 100 appearances across all competitions.

Joe Aribo was a key player for Gerrard and has been excellent since Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s arrival. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Steven Gerrard was a big fan and the scouser deployed the 25-year-old in midfield, as an inside forward and on a few occasions as a makeshift left-back.

In Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s first two matches as manager, he’s already shown himself to be a key asset for the new boss, scoring an outstanding goal at Livingston on Sunday.

The Daily Mail reports that his form has attracted the attention of three Premier League clubs, though, and it’s asserted that the Gers are ‘vulnerable’ given that the Nigeria international is entering the last 18 months of his contract.

His situation is said to have given Palace, Brentford and Watford hope that it would be possible to sign him either in the January transfer window or in the summer.

Palace, Brentford and Watford are all reportedly keen on the versatile Rangers star. (Photo by Gaston Szerman/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

Premier League trio reportedly keen on Aribo

It won’t be a surprise to many Rangers fans to see Joe Aribo linked with a move south of the border.

At 25, he’s moving towards the prime of his career and he’s come on leaps and bounds since joining the Gers.

He’s athletic, powerful, excellent on the ball and is starting to improve his numbers in the final third, with four goals and three assists to his name so far this season.

Rangers have stressed since GvB’s arrival that there’s no pressure to sell players but at the same time, after so long without a major player sale, it’s going to be difficult for the board to turn down a big offer even if it lands in the middle of the campaign.

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