Rangers newboy Joe Aribo’s response when asked about reported Celtic interest

Joe Aribo of Rangers is seen in  action during the pre season friendly match between Rangers and Oxford United  at Ibrox Stadium on July 07, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Neil Lennon’s Celtic reportedly wanted to sign Joe Aribo before the midfielder moved to Steven Gerrard’s Ibrox club Glasgow Rangers.

Joe Aribo of Rangers is seen in  action during the pre season friendly match between Rangers and Oxford United  at Ibrox Stadium on July 07, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.Joe Aribo of Rangers

Rangers midfielder Joe Aribo has told The Scottish Sun that he was not aware of Celtic’s reported interest in him before he moved to Steven Gerrard’s Ibrox club in the summer transfer window.

Aribo has joined Rangers this summer on a free transfer after leaving Charlton Athletic in England at the end of last season.

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According to The Scottish Sun, Celtic manager Neil Lennon was keen on securing the services of the 22-year-old midfielder before he made the move to Rangers.

The report has also claimed of interest in the midfielder from clubs in the Premier League and in the Bundesliga.

 

Aribo, though, has said that he personally was not aware of any interest from Celtic in him before he made the move to Rangers this summer.

When about interest from Celtic, Aribo told The Scottish Sun: "I wasn't aware of that but my agent might know a bit more about that.

“There were a few others but once I had spoken to the gaffer I knew this is where I wanted to go.

"It's a massive club with a great history and great facilities that can help me improve."

May Joe Aribo of Charlton Athletic with the fans       during the Sky Bet League 1 Play off Final between Charlton Athletic and Sunderland at Wembley Stadium, London on Sunday 26th May...

Good signing for Rangers

Aribo is a very dynamic and promising young midfielder who is a very good signing for Rangers in the summer transfer window.

The 22-year-old will bring energy and quality in the middle of the park, and that is what Rangers needed.

May Lewis Morgan of Sunderland battles with Joe Aribo of Charlton Athletic during the Sky Bet League 1 Play Off Final between Sunderland and Charlton Athletic at Wembley Stadium, London on...

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