Rangers pair Ryan Kent and Alfredo Morelos have been fired an indirect transfer warning by Southampton star Joe Aribo.
The Nigerian international midfielder, 26, left Ibrox for St Mary’s in a reported £10m deal this summer and after a bright start on the south coast finds himself out of the Saints side.
The fact the man that signed him in Ralph Hasenhuttl has been sacked, as his Nathan Jones, certainly doesn’t help with Joe Aribo now on his third manager in less than a season in Ruben Selles.
But Joe Aribo is yet to play a Premier League game for Southampton under the Spaniard and chances in the team are now getting harder and harder to come by.
And that’s despite the fact Southampton are rooked to the bottom of the Premier League.
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Joe Aribo talks post-Rangers Southampton opportunities
As Ryan Kent and Alfredo Morelos mull over their Rangers futures with their contracts up in the summer, Joe Aribo has been discussing his situation at Southampton in a timely reminder to both.
There might be more money outside of Ibrox, but rarely is a player capable of reaching the same or bigger heights when they move on. Or even a manager in the case of Steven Gerrard.
“It is the coach’s decision,” Joe Aribo told Nigerian outlet Elegbete TV Sport.
“I think every single coach has his own opinion on things. For me I’m not really too fazed because it’s processes. For me it’s growing pains. I just need to be patient and just wait on God’s timing which is perfect.
“Of course, it is difficult. For any normal human it will be difficult. I don’t let that affect me too much.
“I’m pretty strong-minded so how I deal with disappointment I kind of use it to charge me and just trying to improve the best that I can. At the end of the day I shouldn’t stress but have faith.”
It’s a big risk leaving a good thing at Ibrox and let’s see how the futures of both players pans out in the coming weeks.