Both countries’ A squads go for each other’s jugular at the 50,000-capacity Estádio José Alvalade on Portugal
Browsing: Joe Aribo
The Nigeria international joined the Scottish giants from Charlton Athletic in 2019 for a modest fee of £300,000.
The 26-year-old Nigerian, who used to play for Rangers, was used in several different roles in his past clubs.
The Nigerian international netted his second goal in the Premier League as he put Saints in front against Everton on Saturday at St Mary’s, only for Conor Coady to equalise just three minutes later before Dwight McNeil completed the turnaround as the Toffees headed back to Merseyside with all three points.
Joe Aribo put the Saints ahead following a lacklustre first half at St Mary’s, but Frank Lampard’s visitors hit back instantly, with Coady and McNeil scoring in the space of three second-half minutes.
The versatile midfielder played no fewer than 63 games for club and country last season, having reached the Europa League final with Rangers.
Leeds looked set for the three points before Walker-Peters and Aribo turned the game on its head with two fine strikes.
The attacker netted a sublime solo effort that transcended the final 2-1 scoreline in favour of the La Liga outfit, with goals from Yéremy Pino and Gerard Moreno enough to secure the victory.
Aribo just arrived in England this summer, leaving Rangers for Southampton in a deal worth €7.1 million.
Aribo, signed by Saints this week, reached the Europa League final with Rangers last term.
Aribo, who scored 26 goals in 149 appearances for Rangers following his 2019 move from Charlton, had earlier thanked the Glasgow giants on social media for “an amazing journey being part of this special club”.
Aribo helped Rangers win their 55th Scottish Premier League title in the 2020/2021 season, their first in 10 years
The Athletic is reporting that there is mutual interest between the Nigerian international and the Saints.
While Aribo prepares to move out, Antonio Colak is moving in – with the Ibrox club last night confirming a £1.8 million deal for the PAOK Salonika striker.
The Saints have moved swiftly to conclude a deal for the 25-year-old and will see off competition from a handful of Premier League clubs to secure Aribo’s signature in the coming days.
The Nigerian international has just 12 months remaining on his current deal at Ibrox and could walk away from the club next summer for free if he is not sold during this transfer window.
The 25-year-old Nigerian international is entering the final 12 months of the Ibrox contract he agreed when he joined.
The Nigerian internationalist has been watched by a number of English Premier League clubs in the past 12 months.
Aribo was a vital presence for Rangers last season as they won their first Scottish Cup final in 13 years and made a sizzling run to the Europa League final, only losing to Frankfurt on penalties.
The Rangers and Nigerian star has been heavily linked with a move to the English Premier League this summer.