Rangers have successfully fended off Galatasaray after slapping an £8.6m price tag on versatile midfielder Joe Aribo, according to Fotospor.
Earlier this week, Sporx linked the Turkish giants with Aribo, reporting that they valued him at around £3m, although it was acknowledged that a higher fee would be expected by the Gers.
It’s suggested that the interest has ended almost as soon as it began, though, with Gala ultimately price out of a move.
Fotospor asserts that Rangers are very keen to hold onto the Nigeria international for their charge at the Champions League next season and therefore, they have slapped a €10m (£8.6m) price tag on him, which is out of the Turkish club’s budget.
The Gers successfully fended off Lille last summer when they tried to sign Alfredo Morelos [Daily Mail] and they appear to have demonstrated once again here that they will not sell key men unless clubs pay big money.
Aribo didn’t nail down one specific position during the recently concluded 2020/21 season but he made a whopping 42 appearances, scoring eight goals and notching seven assists.
Steven Gerrard is a big fan of the 24-year-old and he’ll play a key role in the Gers’ title defence next season, as well as in their quest for success in Europe.
Rangers only paid a compensation fee to sign Aribo from Charlton in 2019 and he’s under contract until the summer of 2023.