Joe Aribo pens emotional Rangers farewell

As Ibrox midfielder prepares for Southampton transfer

Joe Aribo has penned an emotional farewell to Rangers as he prepares to exit the club for the Premier League.

The Ibrox midfielder is set to join Southampton after making his name in Glasgow with the Govan giants.

The Saints have moved swiftly to conclude a deal for the 25-year-old and will see off competition from a handful of Premier League clubs to secure Aribo’s signature in the coming days.

Talks between Ibrox and St Mary’s continued on Wednesday and a potential package worth around £10million, which will include a sell-on clause, has now been agreed as Rangers cash in on one of their most sellable assets.

Writing on Instagram, Aribo said: “It’s been an amazing journey being part of this special club. I hold @rangersfc very close to my heart as they gave me the opportunity to showcase my talent on a bigger stage.

“Playing at Ibrox was a dream and I’m glad I got to experience it. I’m happy I was able to play a part in the historic 55 league title-winning season.

“I’d like to thank everyone associated with this great club for all you’ve done for me during my time here, you’ve always made me feel welcome & I’ve always had your full support.

“I’ve developed into an even better player, credit to the supporters who always had my back and stayed patient during the tough times.

“We created a lot of memories together, memories that I will carry with me throughout the rest of my career. I wish the club nothing but the best for the future & I’ll always be checking in. Joe Aribo.”

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