Galatasaray’s 1.8 billion Naira (€3.5 million) bid for Super Eagles star Joe Aribo has been turned down by Rangers.
Aribo was one of the Gers most influential stars, scoring six times, providing four assists, and delivering numerous eye-catching performances as Steven Gerrard’s side romped to the Scottish league title without losing a game.
Rangers want to keep Aribo for next season, especially with the club preparing to test their might against some of the continent’s best teams in the UEFA Champions League.
And according to Fotospor via Soccernet.ng, only a bid of at least 5 billion Naira (€10 million) could tempt the Scottish champions to part with a prized asset they got on a free transfer in 2019.
The Turkish side are reportedly not in a financial position to pay such an amount on one player.
Even Aribo is not keen on leaving the UK for Turkey, with the 24-year-old midfielder hoping to seal someday a Premier League move on the back of his performances for Rangers.
Aribo’s current contract with the Gers does not expire until the summer of 2023.
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