Charlton Athletic midfielder Joe Aribo is a free agent who has reportedly managed to tempt both Glasgow Rangers and Celtic for his services. 

Goal insists Rangers, Celtic, Southampton and Rennes are all interested in signing the young potential star.

It is believed that if Aribo continues with his rate of improvement, he has the ability and talent to possibly become a future England international.

London-born Aribo at only 17 was playing for Staines Town under Marcus Gayle in the lowly rough-and-tough Isthmiam League Premier Division.

The attacking midfielder won Staines’ ‘Academy Player of the Year’ award in April 2014, after playing in 22 matches for the club during season 2013-14.

Following a successful trial period Charlton signed Aribo in 2015 and he has played 96 games for the side.

Charlton signed Aribo on a one-year-extended-contract in May 2016 and he has scored a creditable 16 goals in his last two seasons for the club.

At only 19, Aribo made his first-team home debut on 4 October 2016 as a substitute against Crawley Town in a 2–0 defeat game at The Valley.

2017-18 was his first team full season and he cemented his place as an ever-present by scoring six goals in 36 games and was a huge success.

Aribo loves to drive forward as often as he can, as it gets him up the park much quicker, and gives him a better opportunity to score.

In season 2018-19 Aribo scored 11 goals from midfield and played 37 games for Charlton, which is why many teams want to sign him.

He has currently been in fabulous form over the last month scoring five goals during his last five matches in a Charlton jersey. 

Unfortunately for Addicks manager Lee Bowyer, Aribo’s form has alerted a horde of higher quality clubs that are extremely keen to sign the versatile youngster.

Aribo is a tall, strong, athletic and enthusiastic player who scores often, and would surely enhance Rangers chances of winning silverware.

With his attacking prowess and eye for goals targeted by Mark Allen and Gerrard, they are both confident he would be excellent in a Rangers strip.

He would only cost Rangers a decent signing on fee and a realistic wage bill to get him to play his football in Glasgow for the next four years.


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