OFFICIAL: Super Eagles Star Joe Aribo Signs For Southampton From Rangers.

Southampton have completed the signing Nigerian midfielder Joe Aribo from Rangers for £10m. 

The Super Eagles star, signed a four-year contract with the Saints, which brings an end to his three-year stay with Rangers.

Southampton roportedly paid £6m, with a potential £4m in add-ons, rising to £10m I'm total, as Aribo underwent a medical over the weekend before signing his contract with the Premier League side.

After moving from Charlton to Rangers in 2019, Aribo helped the Gers win the Scottish Premiership in 2021 and scoring in last season's Europa League final defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt.

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"It's an amazing club with a lot of history here," Aribo said.

"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."

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl said he was "very pleased" to add a player with "many qualities" to his squad.

"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," said Hasenhuttl.

"He has played a lot of games already in his career, at a very high level, and his performances in the Europa League prove he has the quality to play in the Premier League. This is a big ambition for him, and he is hungry to show everybody he can do it."

Aribo, who had one year remaining on his Rangers contract, becomes Saints' fifth summer signing after Mateusz Lis, Armel Bella-Kotchap, Romeo Lavia and Gavin Bazunu.


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