Aribo to join EPL club for £10m

By Oviri Kelvin, Sports Editor

Super Eagles midfielder, Joe Aribo, would be allowed to leave Ibrox to England if Southampton could trigger his release clause of £10m.

A recent report from Scotland reveals that the Rangers midfielder, who was signed from Charlton Athletic three seasons ago for £300,000, would be given the room to leave this season if any of the clubs on his trail coughs out the stipulated sum. The Trumpet Gathered

Aribo has reportedly refused to stay beyond the time when his present contract finishes which is less than a year from now and Gers have resolved to sell him than lose him on a free transfer.

Nobody except the club’s hierarchy knew a clause was included in the Super Eagle’s deal when he was being signed from the English side but Gers, who are closed to signing Antonio Colak from PAOK recently divulged the information to the public.

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Excluding Southampton, Nottingham Forest, Crystal Palace and Fulham are also on the trail of the player, who scored in the final of the Europa League against Eintracht Frankfurt, though the Saints are known to be leading the chase for Aribo’s signature.

A Scottish report added that Joe Arobo has refused to follow the footsteps of Connor Goldson, Steven Davis, Scott Arfield and Allan McGregor to extend his stay with Giovanni van Bronkhorst’s side.

With this revelation on his contract clause, the 25-year-old, who has 20 international caps with 2 goals for the Nigerian senior men’s football team, could be on his return to England next week.

Last season, Aribo was very instrumental to the club’s success, edging other players in performance in the first half of the season but dropped in form after returning from the January TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

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