Alan Hutton says that Rangers midfielder Joe Aribo must be “something special” after manager Steven Gerrard admitted he still struggles to believe the club secured his signing.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Gers and Scotland international says that the 23-year-old looks a brilliant acquisition for the club, having arrived on a free transfer from Charlton Athletic over the summer.
Speaking to RangersTV about the Nigerian international Gerrard admitted “I still have to pinch myself that we got him here,” and that the former Charlton man can make his career “Whatever he wants it to be.”
Hutton says that such comments demonstrate how highly the manager thinks of the summer arrival and that the fans will be delighted to hear such exciting claims from the man in the dugout.
Hutton told Football Insider: “Gerrard played with some of the best players in the world so for him to have a comment like that, you know he’s something special.
“He obviously trains, he sees him every day and he obviously knows what he’s capable of. He’s starting to show it on the pitch as well so the fans will be buzzing to have him. He’s a great asset for the club.”
Aribo has already played 17 times for the Gers since his move to Glasgow, including featuring in all but two of their league matches this season.
His form at Ibrox helped him earn a place in the Nigeria squad, netting on both of his first two appearances for his country in draws against Ukraine and Brazil.
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