Crystal Palace will need to shell out at least £ 10million to land Rangers star Joe Aribo in the January transfer window.
According to Football initiatePremier League side Crystal Palace will have to shell out transfer fees of over £ 10million in order to sign Rangers midfielder Joe Aribo in the upcoming January transfer window.
The 25-year-old is one of Steven Gerrard’s key players at Ibrox. While the Scottish champions have no intention of letting the player go easily, a fee in the range of the aforementioned figure could put their heads down. Aribo joined England’s Charlton Athletic club for free in 2019. He has since seen his reputation grow as Rangers once again become a force in Scottish football.
A versatile player capable of filling multiple roles, Aribo has so far made 107 appearances for the Rangers. During that time, he scored 19 goals and assisted 17 more. He also won seven caps for Nigeria at the senior level.
Palace has made wise investments this summer. Michael Olise, Marc Guehi, Will Hughes, Odsonne Edouard and Joachim Anderson have given Patrick Vieira a solid and young base to build his team. Another of Palace’s key acquisitions was Chelsea lender Conor Gallagher, who signed a season-long loan. The youngster was a great addition and impressed in the Eagles’ 2-2 draw at Arsenal.
With him unlikely to sign permanently, a void must be filled in a year. Aribo might just be the man to do this. There is no doubt that he has improved over the past few seasons. Playing under one of the greatest midfielders of his generation in Steven Gerrard surely seemed to have done wonders.
Aribo is currently in the last 18 months of his contract which will expire in 2023. Unless he signs a new deal, Palace could end up with the stronger hand in the negotiations.
Despite all their success at the national level, the Rangers are unlikely to offer the player a bigger stage for his performances. Palace, for its part, is a million miles from the competition for silverware. However, with a young core at the helm, Londoners could be up to something special.
A sane player, the Nigerian should fit in perfectly with Vieira’s midfielder. His presence will also give the more technical players in front of him the freedom to express themselves. His ability to dribble and make key passes and his tackling skills could see him go like a glove at Selhurst Park. It remains to be seen if an agreement can be found between the clubs this January.