Nottingham Forest might be left out as a result of the 300k Rangers' star leaving Ibrox for ten minutes

Nottingham Forest might be left out as a result of the 300k Rangers' star leaving Ibrox for ten minu ...

Southampton are keen on signing Rangers forward Joe Aribo in an attempt to beat Premier League opponents Nottingham Forest and Fulham.

Back in the summer of 2019, the Gers got an absolute bargain when they raided Charlton Athletic for an Aribos signature.

Aribo was out of contract, and Rangers were able to exploit cross-border contract restrictions to sign him for just 300,000.

As the Ibrox faithful grew more convinced that Aribo was really worth much, much more.

Aribos had their finest season yet, racking up nine goals and 10 assists in a fantastic campaign, including a goal in the Europa League final against Eintracht Frankfurt.

Southampton is after Rangers star Joe Aribo.

The Nigerian international has shown his versatility in Scotland and in Europe now, and a return to England might be on the cards.

Aribo is out of contract for the coming summer, and the Rangers must now decide whether or not to sell him immediately.

Aribo, 25, is now attracting significant Premier League interest, with Southampton being the most likely company to make a move.

Southampton are reported to be the preferred signings, following having scouted him extensively last season, according to The Daily Record.

Crystal Palace, Fulham, and Nottingham Forest are all understood to be interested, but Southampton is pushing themselves to the front of the queue.

Aribos' contract does have a 10-million release clause, according to the report, but clubs will try to sign him for cheaper.

Southampton is hoping to beat Forest and Fulham in the Aribo race, with Rangers potentially listening to offers.

Southampton have raided Scottish football many times over the years, but usually it's Celtic that they're targeting; Fraser Forster, Virgil van Dijk, Stuart Armstrong, and Victor Wanyama have all traded Celtic for the Saints.

Aribo is expected on the South Coast, but Forest and Fulham are expected to stand out this time.

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