Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has confirmed that Charlton midfielder Joe Aribo is having a medical ahead of a move to Ibrox.
It was reported over the weekend that the Light Blues had won the race for the 22-year-old.
Supporters on Twitter are very happy about the news:
— Cafucatfood (@cafucatfood) 24 June 2019
Great signing 👏👏👏
— Steven Wilson (@Steviewilson26) 24 June 2019
— rangers tweets (@gers_tweets) 24 June 2019
— Dalcio Loyal (@DalcioLoyal) 24 June 2019
— Glorious Rangers (@RangersGlorious) 24 June 2019
That 4-3-2-1 with kamara, Jack defensive mids, Arfield aribo and docherty behind Alfredo would be deadly.
— Cj (@CJ_RFC1872) 24 June 2019
Aribo for £300k, innit? 😁 pic.twitter.com/LnLJudxtqn
— Alfredco_Morelos (@Pena_Cartel) 24 June 2019
Yaya Toure has posters of aribo
— LMcK💙 benmason2k4 (@benmason2k4) 23 June 2019
— Ryan🇬🇧 (@RGoodwin23) 24 June 2019
I’ve only just realised that the guy I was so impressed with in the play offs was joe aribo-great signing imo
— robert taylor (@robertmeractayl) 23 June 2019
Aribo will be the club’s seventh signing of the summer transfer window if the deal is confirmed.
There was some doubt over the move late last week when Charlton manager Lee Bowyer tried to persuade the midfielder into staying at the Valley.
However, Aribo reportedly told the Addicks boss on Friday that he had decided to move to Rangers instead.
The central midfield player is out of contract at the end of this month, but due to his age, the Gers will have to pay £300,000 in compensation.
It could well be a shrewd bit of business by Gerrard, though, with a number of English Premier League clubs, including Southampton, having shown an interest in the player.