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Aribo insight on Rangers “best fans”, new season and the next chapter

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Rangers’ Joe Aribo appears to be an uncomplicated individual and exactly the type of grounded, committed professional that most managers would desire.

His faith keeps him humble, whilst he is always connecting with his working class roots and the south London upbringing where he honed his talents as a youth.

Now at the age of 25, Aribo is at a career crossroads in terms of just how far he will go. Already a Scottish title winner as well as a Europa League finalist, a Scottish Cup was added at the end of the season to the achievements of the attacker in Glasgow over the last three seasons with the next step being an intriguing question.

Does he have the hunger and desire for more at Ibrox, or will significant interest from England take the former Charlton player homeward to embark on a different journey at a higher, overall level? Whatever the answer will be, the man doesn’t seem phased but instead continues to focus on the here and now until  his situation changes, if and when it does, as told to BBC Africa.

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Aribo certainly deserves further attention for his exploits for club and country over the last season. Whether or not that has an impact on Rangers and a potential move, we should soon find out.

On the mammoth season just passed, he stated:

“As you know football is like a rollercoaster, it has its ups and downs, but I’ve enjoyed it all.”

“It’s been a long season and I played a lot of games but as a whole I’m happy to get silverware. A bit disappointed about the league and Europa League defeat, but to win a trophy is a good thing. Before I came to Scotland I didn’t realise how big and special the club is or imagine having the most passionate fans around us.”

“They’re the best fans – I am happy to be writing a good story with the club and we go again next season with the hope of winning silverware.”

On the chances of a move, Aribo wasn’t prepared to talk about “distractions” whilst also embracing his newly found responsibility as a key part of the Nigeria team, with further mixed experiences on that front over the last year.

The full interview provides some very decent quotes and can be read in full here.

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