Brian Laudrup predicts increased interest in Joe Aribo after AFCON outings

Former Danish winger and Rangers legend Brian Laudrup hopes Joe Aribo’s performances for Nigeria at the Africa Cup of Nations don’t attract increased transfer interest.

The 25-year-old has been outstanding in the competition and he’s been roundly praised for his performances.

Aribo has 18 months left on his Rangers contract and various English clubs are monitoring his development.

Laudrup who scored 33 goals in 116 appearances for Rangers believes Aribo can play at the highest level and he will be difficult to replace.

“What is going to be interesting to see over the coming weeks is how Rangers adapt to life without Joe Aribo while he is representing Nigeria at the Africa Cup of Nations,” Laudrup told the Daily Mail.

“From the day Aribo joined Rangers, I thought here was a player with a huge future ahead of him.

“He’s since developed into a fantastic player. He’s got great skill, physically he’s strong and he’s quick as well. He’s got the whole package. He’s a natural talent and wonderful to watch.

“The way he plays, he could play in many different leagues in Europe. For Rangers’ sake, I do hope he is not too good at the AFCON because the management team would not like to lose a player of his stature.

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