May 25, 2024

Ex-Rangers ace Joe Aribo has Turkey transfer option

Since Joe Aribo left Rangers last summer, things haven’t exactly gone to plan for him

The Nigeria international left Ibrox around a year ago in a £10million switch to Southampton.

Signed by Ralph Hasenhuttl, the attacking midfielder enjoyed a decent start to life as a Premier League player.

However, his game time was significantly reduced as the campaign went on, and when the Austrian was sacked. Nathan Jones and Ruben Selles both had brief spells in charge and still, Aribo was rarely seen.

Saints of course suffered relegation to the Championship after a dismal campaign.

Having made just 11 appearances in all competitions for Saints, Aribo could be on the lookout for a new challenge after only one season.


And reports suggest that he could well be offered that escape route.

Turkish outlet Takvim states that Besiktas are keen to offer Aribo a fresh start.

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The 26-year-old could be sold for a cut-price fee to the Turkish giants, as new Southampton boss Russell Martin aims to raise funds for his transfer budget.

It’s reported that Besiktas’ sports director Ceyhun Kazanci has travelled to England to conduct negotiations over a potential deal.

Aribo was a fans’ favourite at Ibrox and helped the club to title and Scottish Cup success. He also scored in the Europa League final loss to Eintracht Frankfurt last year.


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