BBC pundit names most sensible next destination for Rangers ace Joe Aribo
There is a real possibility that Joe Aribo has played his last game for Rangers as a trio of Premier League clubs circle for his signature.
Crystal Palace, Nottingham Forest and Fulham are the clubs in England with the most interest in signing the 25-year-old [All Nigeria Soccer] who has just 12 months left on his current contract at Ibrox.
BBC pundit and former Bears striker Kenny Miller wants to see a quick resolution reached over his future and has also named where would suit him best if he does leave Rangers this summer.
“It (speculation) can sidetrack the player and become a sideshow for the manager who gets asked about it every week,” Miller wrote in his Daily Record column.
“So I’d like to see Aribo’s situation resolved quickly. Either re-sign him on a new deal or if the board are willing to sell, let’s bring in the most money we can.
“London probably makes sense for Joe because it’s where he grew up. He will have ambitions of playing in the Premier League.
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“And of those three players at Rangers, you have to think at least one will move on. Joe only signed for around £300,000. If Rangers can get around £8million for him it’s good business.”
Has Miller under-changed us here with his £8million valuation?
You would think that Ross Wilson and the Light Blues would be holding out for an offer of at least eight figures if they could given the huge money that Premier League clubs have available to them.
Let’s not forget that Aribo stepped up to the plate on that big night in Seville to score in the Europa League final and such a player should not be valued so low in the modern transfer market.
Obviously, his rapidly diminishing contract means we can’t quite get the maximum amount he is probably worth but there is no reason for us to sell under his value when we could just keep him for a year, be very successful and then let him go on a free.
We have already got more than our £300,000 worth from the Nigerian during his stay in Glasgow and while we would love to get a big transfer fee for him, we would also like him to stay so we wouldn’t be against having one more year with no big move off the back of it.
In other Rangers news, Fenerbahce may be in line to hijack Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s pursuit of this striker as they ready a swap deal.