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Crystal Palace receive boost in Joe Aribo pursuit

Crystal Palace have reportedly received a boost in their pursuit of Rangers forward Joe Aribo ahead of the upcoming January transfer window.

What’s the story?

According to All Nigeria Soccer, the 25-year-old has informed the Scottish champions that he is not interested in signing a new contract and is set to reject the club’s initial offer of fresh terms.

With Aribo’s current deal set to expire in the summer of 2023, Rangers may be tempted to offload the highly-rated star over the winter in order to secure a high price for their prized asset.

It was recently claimed that Premier League trio Brentford, Watford and Palace were all set to battle it out for his signature, meaning this latest revelation will be warmly welcomed south of the border.

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Imagine him & Wilfried Zaha

Since Giovanni van Bronckhorst replaced Steve Gerrard in the Ibrox hot seat, Aribo has been a revelation, scoring as many goals in four games under the new manager as he did in his final 29 under Gerrard.

However, it now appears increasingly unlikely that the Nigeria international will extend his stay with the Glasgow giants, opening the door to an imminent exit.

Since his arrival at Rangers back in July 2019, Aribo has established himself as one of Scottish football’s most influential figures, scoring 22 goals and providing 19 assists in 118 appearances, claiming the league title along the way.

His exploits at club level have also earned him 12 caps for his national side and have led to several impressed onlookers lauding his ability on the pitch, with former Gers player Steven Thomson hailing him as “phenomenal”.

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And his arrival at Selhurst Park is one that could see a scary duo form in south London.

While Aribo has become renowned for his eye-catching dribbling ability, tackling and precise passing, Palace talisman Wilfried Zaha has continually displayed his ability to put the ball in the back of the net on a regular basis.

The 29-year-old became the first Eagles’ player to bag 50 goals in the Premier League earlier in the campaign and hit a personal best tally of 11 last term, highlighting the pair’s potential as teammates.

Therefore, Patrick Vieira and co. must move for the £14,000-per-week Aribo in January, adding some much-needed firepower and creativity to the first-team squad.

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