Former Rangers fullback Alan Hutton has hinted that the Scottish champions will sanction the sale of Joe Aribo in the January transfer window, if they receive an astronomical offer from suitors.
According to report, it is believed that Southampton are the latest Premier League club linked with a move for the Nigeria midfielder, while the likes of Watford, Crystal Palace and Brentford have also shown keen interest.
With his country impressive form the Scottish champions are looking to tie down the Nigeria international to a new deal, but preliminary talks on the contract extension were not productive with Aribo making it clear that he’s not interested in extending his contract which runs out in the summer of 2023.
With that in mind, Rangers may be forced to cash in rather than lose him on a free transfer when his contract expires in the summer.
Hutton while speaking with the media said: “It will depend on the fee. Rangers got him for a minimal outlay when he came from Charlton, so there’ll obviously be a massive profit involved.”
“I think when you’re playing at the level he is, playing internationally and on the European stage. There’s always going to be teams looking at you.”
“He’s been the standout, especially since Van Bronckhorst came in. He’s really freed him up in that midfield, and Aribo has responded by taking his game to a new level.”
Aribo has directly involved in 42 goals for Rangers since joining from Charlton, scoring 23 goals and 19 assists in 122 appearances across all competition.
This article was updated 12 months ago