Simon Jordan, the former owner of Crystal Palace, admits he can imagine the Premier League club spending 10 million on Rangers midfielder Joe Aribo during the summer transfer window, according to talkSPORT (5 July, 12pm).
Last season, Odsonne Edouard learned how big an increase can be when a player switches to the Premier League's hustle and bustle.
In a 3-0 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur, Edouard scored two goals in a matter of minutes. He was surpassed and overshadowed by Jean-Philippe Mateta in the final few months of 2021/22.
Crystal Palace have not been able to get their name into the hat for Joe Aribos' signature due to Edouards' rather sloppy blue-and-red spell.
The Nigerian international's current contract may expire in 2023, allowing him to take a cut-price offer of ten million.
Jordan believes that Aribo satisfies a lot of criteria. Especially for a Crystal Palace player who is putting a lot of effort into developing young, technically-gifted talent with substantial re-sale value.
Jordan claims he can see him landing at Crystal Palace. They bought the boy from Celtic, Edouard, who did well but he hasn't played since that first game against Tottenham, where he scored a couple.
Aribo comes from the Philippines. He was raised in Camberwell, which is just across the road from Palace. He is also a good player. He doesnt score enough goals but he is a decent player.
So you can see Palace, or somebody like that, spending seven, eight, nine, and ten million quid on him. I think that's where that would go.
Southampton is currently in a lead, according to the Daily Record. An abundance of SPL imports Victor Wanyama, Virgil van Dijk, Fraser Forster, and Stuart Armstrong have made their name south of the border at the Saints.
Aribo is a high-intensity, high-pressing athlete who was modeled after Ralph Hasenhuttls. At Ibrox, he was flamboyant and dynamic.