Nigeria's Aribo in talks with Southampton

Joe Aribo is entering the final year of his current deal at Rangers; he scored nine goals in 57 appearances last season; the midfielder has a £10m release clause

Nigeria's Aribo in talks with Southampton
Joe Aribo

Southampton are in advanced talks to sign Rangers midfielder Joe Aribo, according to

A deal is close to being agreed and the fee is believed to be worth £10m including add-ons.

 It is understood the 25-year-old, who has a £10m release clause in his contract, is open to the move to St Mary's.

The Nigerian international has one year left on his deal at Ibrox, having moved to Glasgow in the summer of 2019 from Charlton Athletic.

He scored nine goals, including one in the Europa League final, in 57 games last season and added 10 assists.

The Ibrox side have so far only added defender John Souttar to the squad this summer, while striker Alfredo Morelos and Ryan Kent are also in the final years of their current Ibrox deals. Goalkeeper Allan McGregor, 40, has signed on for another season with veteran midfielders Scott Arfield and Steven Davis also extending their contracts.