Super Eagles midfielder Joe Aribo has joined the English Premier League side, Southampton, on a four-year deal from Scottish giants ...
Super Eagles midfielder Joe Aribo has joined the English Premier League side, Southampton, on a four-year deal from Scottish giants Rangers, according to Channels News.
Though details of his transfer were not disclosed, sources close to the situation said the deal is worth £6m and could rise to £10m with performance-based add-ons.
The 25-year-old who moved from Rangers helped the Scottish giants win their 55th Scottish Premier League title in the 2020/2021 season.
Aribo was also part of the squad that helped Rangers finish as runner-up in last season's UEFA Europa League, in which he scored in the final against German Bundesliga side Frankfurt.
Reacting to the development, Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhüttl said he is delighted with Aribo’s signing, saying, “Joe is a player with many qualities to his game, and we are very excited to welcome him to the squad in time for the pre-season trip to Austria.
“We believe Joe can bring energy and creativity to our side. Feeling comfortable in so many different positions is very helpful for a manager and shows he has a high level of football intelligence, with the ability to take on new information quickly.”
The player added: “It’s an amazing club with a lot of history here, and it’s a good plan for what’s to come next. I’m really excited about
“The Premier League is the best league in the world. I’ve been watching it since I was a young boy. It’s always been a goal for me to play here and show what I can do on this stage.
“It’s an amazing feeling, a dream come true. This is where I’ve wanted to be since I was a child growing up playing, so to say that I’m here now is really exciting.”