An update has emerged on Rangers beast Joe Aribo, regarding his future in Glasgow…
According to The Sun, Premier League side Crystal Palace are showing an interest in the Gers midfielder ahead of the summer transfer window.
The report claims that the club would be willing to part ways with the Nigeria international for a fee of £10m, with the English outfit said to be able to afford it.
Ross Wilson is heading for a Rangers nightmare with this news as selling Aribo for £10m would surely leave Ibrox fans feeling frustrated and gutted. The supporters certainly won’t be pleased to read that the club are prepared to cash in on him for that particular fee.
Nathan Patterson left to join Everton in a reported £16m deal in January and that transfer should have set the benchmark for the Gers moving forward. The Scotland international has potential but he was James Tavernier’s back-up at right-back and they raked in a huge figure for his services, which they should now use to value their key first-team stars.
Patterson averaged a SofaScore rating of 6.82 across six league outings before making the move south of the border to Goodison Park. He was not a regular member of the team and did not put in outstanding showings when he was involved, which meant that his exit had no immediate impact on the squad, although Rangers did lose the potential he had for the future.
Is Aribo worth £6m less than the full-back? On this season’s performances, it would be hard to argue that he is. In the Premiership, he has averaged an impressive SofaScore rating of 7.13 – registering six goals and four assists from midfield in 22 starts.
This shows that he has been consistently delivering brilliant displays in the league for Rangers and is chipping in with vital goals and assists. Therefore, fans would be gutted to see him leave for any price because he is a crucial cog in Gio van Bronckhorst’s machine and has proven his quality at this level.
They will be particularly frustrated, though, by the £10m valuation put on his head by Wilson. The Gers supremo is heading for a nightmare in the summer if that is the stance he is opting to take and must elevate his estimations of Aribo and demand more from any interested Premier League sides in the next transfer window.