Aston Villa are now facing stiff competition in the race for Joe Aribo…
“I think Aribo will become an option a bit later in the window from what I’m told.
“I think he had ideas of going somewhere else that have fallen through, and now they’re going to look at further options, and I know that Villa is just one of those that need to be explored.”
It’s now on Villa sporting director Johan Lange to act as Aribo would surely be something of a dream signing for manager Steven Gerrard, given the Nigerian spearheaded his midfield at Ibrox.
The Gers star has continued to impress north of the border, playing an integral role on their way to the Europa League final, where he scored his ninth goal of the season. He also added ten assists across all competitions, too.
But the Scottish side are in a powerless position because the midfielder is out of contract next summer, so it’s either sell now for a fee or risk letting him leave for nothing.
Also dubbed a “special” talent, Aribo would certainly be the icing on the cake for Gerrard’s summer business at Villa Park, though given the coveted interest in his services, it’s on Lange to move quickly.