Rangers should re-sign Aribo - Hartson

Rangers should re-sign Aribo - Hartson
Southampton's Joe Aribo

by Staff Reporter

Thursday May 18, 2023. 13:00

Glasgow Rangers have been urged to re-sign their former midfielder Joe Aribo from Southampton FC.

The Nigeria international left the Scottish giants for Southampton in July 2022 with Aribo signing a four-year deal with the Premier League club.

However, the Saints have been relegated from the Premier League and they will be campaigning in the Championship next season.

Former Wales international John Hartson, who spent five years with Rangers’ arch-rivals Glasgow Celtic, believes the Gers should snap up Aribo if the opportunity arises to do so.

“I’d take him back in a heartbeat if the opportunity was there but how would it work financially?” Hartson asked when speaking on Football Scotland.

“Southampton will want some of the fees back if he’s out of the picture meanwhile Michael Beale wants to build his own team.

“And if they sign Malik Tillman? If he [Aribo] became available I’d take him. He knows the club and did well so why not. But it will depend on wages and fees.”

In 2019, Aribo signed for Rangers from English side Charlton Athletic, and he won the Scottish Premiership in 2021 and the Scottish Cup a year later.

He also helped Gers finish as runners-up in the 2019/20 Scottish League Cup and 2021-22 UEFA Europa League.

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