By Noel Whelan

11th Nov, 2020 | 10:04am

'Rangers will be talking £20m' - Exclusive: Pundit drops big Joe Aribo transfer claim

Rangers midfielder Joe Aribo will be catching the eye of teams across Europe with his performances this season, according to Noel Whelan.

The former Aberdeen and Leeds United forward, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, said that the 24-year-old is one of a number of players at Ibrox who could see his value rise to between £20million next year.

Aribo, who joined on a free transfer from Charlton Athletic last year, starred for Steven Gerrard’s side on Sunday, scoring a brace in an 8-0 thrashing of Hamilton in the Scottish Premiership.

An ankle injury ruled the Nigeria international out for the entirety of September and part of August but he still boasts four goals in his 10 appearances this season.

Whelan suggested that the Gers have no reason to sell with the possibility of Champions League football to look forward to next season.

“When you are a successful team, which Rangers very much are right now, your players are going to catch the eye of other teams and that is very much the case with Joe Aribo,” he told Football Insider.

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“This is a team that is performing in Europe as well as domestically.

“If they keep going the way that they are you are going to be talking in the £20million bracket to force players like Aribo away from Rangers.

“They are a massive club, in Europe and could be in the Champions League next year – there is not many better than this club. Rangers are a huge, huge club.

“The likes of Joe Aribo will be looked at but that is just what happens at a successful club. They will put a price tag on, that’s for sure.”

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