By Mike Slater

9th Jul, 2022 | 7:15am

Rangers star Joe Aribo signs new contract at Southampton, official announcement now to follow for £10m deal

Rangers star Joe Aribo has penned his new contract at Southampton ahead of his move to the Premier League, according to Fabrizio Romano.

The reliable journalist has reported that the deal is now done with the Nigerian completing his medical on Friday successfully with a potential £10million package on the cards.

An official announcement will soon follow to confirm Aribo’s departure at Ibrox, with Ross Wilson already at work to find his replacement in the near future.

Writing on his personal Twitter account on Saturday morning (09 July), Romano shared that the deal is now officially complete with pen on paper.

“Joe Aribo has signed his contract as new Southampton player,” he wrote. “Done deal, official statement to follow soon – medical completed yesterday ahead of permanent deal.

“Rangers will receive £6m plus add-ons to potential £10m package.”

Done.

Aribo has earned his move to the Premier League after years of smashing it in Scotland and Europe, and he will go with our full blessing after creating so many memories in Glasgow.

The Nigerian arrived for the bargain price of around £300,000, so this model is clearly working given we could end up with £10million for his services eventually.

Nabil Djellit has already reported that the Bears have made an offer to sign Angers playmaker Angelo Fulgini in the past 24 hours, with Wilson maybe already finding his man.

With an asking price of around £6million, it will be interesting to see if Rangers spend the entirety of the Aribo money on this potential deal, or look to bring that price down with him entering the final year of his contract.

Either way, the one thing we do know at this moment in time is that Aribo is now a Premier League player and that announcement could come today to confirm it.

We wish him all of the luck for the future – what a player.

In other Rangers news, the Bears are set to have funds released for major new transfer activity with one exit now all but done