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Nottingham Forest: Steve Cooper can convince Joe Aribo with a move

Nottingham Forest have been linked with a move for Joe Aribo this summer, and now a claim from a former player has emerged on the potential move for the player.

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In an interview with Football Insider, Kevin Campbell believes Nottingham Forest can convince Aribo to join this summer.

When asked about the links to Aribo, the former Forest striker claimed:

“We are talking Premier League football here though. Financially, Rangers cannot compete. That is unfortunately the case. That is the way life is.

“They have a young, progressive manager who has got the club back in the Premier League for the first time in 23 years. Steve Cooper could develop him and that might entice him. It is an exciting project at Forest.

“With the money we are talking about, I think it might materialise. I think it would turn his head a little.”

Cooper can turn his head

Following his success in the Scottish Premiership, Aribo’s next step could be a move to the Premier League and there is no doubt that Steve Cooper could turn his head this summer with the option to join Nottingham Forest’s project in the top flight.

The £10m star who was hailed “spectacular” by journalist Josh Bunting, has had another impressive tenure with Rangers following their title win the season before and now this term getting to the Europa League final.

Aribo scored eight goals, delivered five assists and created nine big chances. He also made 1.8 key passes, 1.6 tackles and won 6.4 duels on average per game, as well as successfully completing the majority of his dribble attempts (57%), proving that he works really hard to create opportunities for his team.

Rangers might not have been able to dominate in the league this season, but they had a hugely successful run in Europe competing in their first European final since the UEFA Cup in 2007/08, and their first-ever Europa League final.

The midfielder played a key role in the journey to the very last penalty against Frankfurt, with his most notable performance coming in the quarter-final second leg when he assisted twice to send Rangers through after being 1-0 down in the first leg of the tie against Braga.

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Aribo is now in the last 12 months of his contract, and if reports are to be believed that Cooper is interested in adding him to his squad this summer it shouldn’t be hard for the boss to convince the player to take the next step in his career by joining the newly-promoted side in the Premier League.

If the powers at Nottingham Forest can offer a more lucrative wage package than his current £14k-per-week salary at Rangers, there is no doubt that it would be a tempting move for the 25-year-old whilst also offering him the opportunity to play football in one of the most competitive leagues in world football.

He could just be a spectacular signing for the Midlands side.

AND in other news: Paul Taylor drops big behind-scenes Forest update that will have supporters buzzing