ASTON VILLA have joined the Premier League chase for Rangers star Joe Aribo.
The Nigeria worldwide was a key determine when Villa boss Steven Gerrard led the Gers to final season’s Scottish Premiership title.
And the pair could possibly be reunited with the versatile midfielder tipped to return south of the border this summer time amid curiosity from Crystal Palace, Brentford and different top-flight English golf equipment.
South London-born Aribo, 25, made his breakthrough at Charlton earlier than signing for Gerrard’s Rangers in 2019.
He performed principally as a deep-lying midfielder, but in addition featured in a extra attacking function and large on the fitting.
Aribo has additionally performed in quite a lot of roles this season, even taking a flip at centre ahead within the first half of Rangers’ victory over RB Leipzig within the second leg of their Europa League semi last.
His present contract runs out subsequent 12 months and he has thus far resisted makes an attempt to steer him to signal a brand new deal.
Rangers will hope to drive up the worth however may promote for lower than £10m.
Aston Villa have already introduced the signing of Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona.
The Brazilian, 29, reunited with Gerrard again in January when he joined the membership on mortgage.
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However earlier this week he signed a long-term contract for a switch price of simply £17million.
The Villans are additionally eager to strike a cope with Liverpool for out-of-favour defender Joe Gomez.
Gerrard needs to fully improve his group’s backbone within the upcoming window and is scouting midfield and defensive reinforcements.