By Alex McLeish

8th Jun, 2022 | 2:18pm

Rangers may hold Joe Aribo talks 'in coming days' as 'worrying' verdict issued - McLeish

Alex McLeish has suggested Rangers will hold contract talks “galore” with the likes of Joe Aribo over the summer.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Scotland manager insisted the 25-year-old will be considering his future with a year left on his current terms.

As quoted by All Nigeria Soccer (6 June), Aribo revealed he is not thinking about a possible move this summer despite his contract situation.

The attacking midfielder is one of several big-name stars, including Ryan Kent and Alfredo Morelos, out of contract in 2023.

McLeish claimed the trio’s situation is “worrying” for Rangers.

He suggested the players would be considering their futures ahead of the summer.

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“I think it will always be there at the back of their minds,” McLeish told Football Insider’s Russell Edge.

“At the same time, they have to have that mentality and professionalism that they have to put all that aside when it comes to the action.

“It is a little bit worrying when contracts are running so close to finalising. We all talk about the coming months and it’s something Rangers have to deal with.

“Whether they feel the need to bring some money in and somebody goes for a big fee, Calvin Bassey, there’s been talk about him. That helps Giovanni bring his players in as well.

“The ones he feels are at the top quality, he won’t want to let them go.

“I’m sure the strategy won’t be to allow the contract to run down. I’m sure there will be talks galore in the coming days, weeks and months.

“Sometimes it can go right to the wire, as we’ve seen with Connor Goldson. That is the wee dilemma that intrigues the football world, especially the Rangers fans.”

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