Premier League outfit Crystal Palace will have to pay at least £10m if they want to sign Rangers midfielder Joe Aribo, according to a report.
The Eagles were first linked to the Nigerian international by Football Insider last week and it’s the same publication who’ve mentioned the interest again this time around.
Aribo, 25, is contracted to Ibrox until the summer of 2023 and has gone on to become an established player in Steven Gerrard’s team since joining in the summer of 2019.
Signing a four-year deal following a cut-price transfer from Charlton Athletic, Aribo’s progress at Rangers as been evident and he now stands as a key first team player.
But the London-born Nigerian star’s contract situation will have Ibrox chiefs nervous and other clubs looking with Palace named as one side taking a keen interest.
According to the latest Football Insider report, Rangers have “no intention” of letting Aribo go easily and any bidding will begin at eight figures.
Under World Cup winning French boss Patrick Viera Crystal Palace are a side reinvented and certainly pose an interesting option for Joe.
Joe Aribo a key player for Rangers and a contract shouldn’t be far away
Rangers star Aribo has visibly increased in stature for Rangers both on the pitch and in his physical standing as he takes major steps in his development at Ibrox.
Infamously warned off a move to Scotland by former Addicks boss Lee Bowyer, Aribo has become an established European footballer and Nigerian international since coming to Ibrox.
Not to mention the fact the midfielder was also part of the side which secured 55 for the Gers.
A popular player with immense technique, Aribo’s highlight reel at Ibrox will be a montage of remarkable first touches, silky skills, neat assists and wonderful finishes.
You get the impression there is a lot more to come for the player – if anything Aribo’s biggest issue is consistency – and there is still room for him to grow at Rangers.
A close friend of Glen Kamara’s, perhaps Rangers can tie Joe down a new deal just as they did the Finnish international to protect their interests with the midfielder.
Rangers fans were delighted to see Glen commit himself to Ibrox until 2025 and we’re sure they’d feel the same way about Joe Aribo.