Crystal Palace plot second Old Firm raid as Rangers reveal January demands

Date published: Tuesday 19th October 2021 12:19 - Ciaran McCarthy

Crystal Palace are one of a number of Premier League outfits interested in Rangers star Joe Aribo, though the Scottish champions will apparently demand an eight-figure fee for the Nigerian.

Rangers have started the season relatively strongly, having lost only one game. As such, they sit top of the Scottish Premiership, one point above Hearts.

Aribo has featured regularly in the Rangers side this season, having played 16 games across all competitions so far.

The midfielder has scored and assisted twice each this season, with three of those contributions coming in the league.

Crystal Palace are reported to be the main side seeking a deal for Aribo, per Football Insider.

The south London side have made a varied start to the current Premier League campaign. They beat Tottenham 3-0 in September, though that was their only league win of the season to date.

The Eagles came agonisingly close to defeating Arsenal on Monday night. However, their impending victory was snatched away by an Alexandre Lacazette goal in stoppage time.

Aribo would bring creativity to the Palace side, and would play a similar role to Conor Gallagher. The Englishman will surely return to Chelsea at the end of the season given his impressive displays.

 

Aribo has scored 19 goals from midfield in his 107 games for Rangers, highlighting his attacking talent.

As such, Aribo is one of the highest valued players at Rangers. The article claims he would command a fee of £11million and upwards in January.

The Eagles paid slightly in advance of that for Odsonne Edouard from Celtic, who has shone in the Premier League so far.

If the signing of Edouard from the Scottish Premiership is anything to go by, Aribo could be a good addition for Palace.

Palace disappointed after late Arsenal equaliser

Patrick Vieira returns to Arsenal with Crystal Palace

The Eagles looked on track to record their second league victory of the season against Arsenal on Monday night.

However, the victory was snatched away by a Lacazette goal late in stoppage time, and Patrick Vieira was left disappointed at the heartache.

“I am really disappointed because the way the team came back in the second half, they deserved to win the game,” he said.

“I am frustrated for them, they were brave and showed character and to concede a goal like that I am disappointed for my players.”

Palace play Newcastle at home next game, providing an excellent chance to rebound with a much-needed win.


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