Rangers midfielder Joe Aribo will be worth a lot of money in the future according to The Athletic journalist Jordan Campbell.

The 24-year-old stole the show against Dundee United with a goal and an assist, earning him a WhoScored rating of 8.5.

That took his total this season to seven goals and four assists, and Campbell believes he will get better and better.

“One of those rare players you will to take on someone every time they get it,” said Campbell.

“Once he puts it all together on a consistent basis he’ll be worth a lot of money but he’s got special ability.

He added, “Not even sure I could put a price on him just now but depending on how he develops the next couple of years he could be one of the biggest ones for sure.

“Such a unique player.”


What a bargain

Looking back, the decision to sign Aribo on a free was another fantastic bit of business from Rangers.

He had performed well at Charlton but was still a very raw talent, as he had less than 100 professional appearances to his name when he arrived at Ibrox.

Since then he has become one of the first names on the team sheets for Steven Gerrard.

More recently he has begun to show consistency with an average WhoScored rating of 7.4 – his performance on Sunday showing what he is all about.

He can be magnificent with the ball at his feet, and it was his silky touches that opened up space for a shot that led to the opening goal.

Aribo made two successful dribbles in total, per WhoScored, and Dundee United simply could not contain him.

We are fortunate to have him so should reward the midfielder with a new contract after we secure the title.

His current £20,000-a-week deal expires in 2023 but he could attract interest in the near future.

Tying him down long-term will ensure we get a good price for him if he does wish to leave.

However, since we have progressed ever since he arrived we are confident he will want to win more titles with the Gers.

In other Rangers news, Kenny Dalglish tips one member of Rangers five to potentially bounce back. 


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