Southampton has completed the signing of Joe Aribo from Rangers on a four-year deal. The Nigerian has made the move to the Premier League after three seasons with Rangers where he scored 26 goals in 149 appearances for the club. He was part of the team that went the whole season undefeated in the Scottish Premiership before winning the Scottish Cup last season.
“Joe is a player with many qualities to his game, and we are very excited to welcome him to the squad in time for the pre-season trip to Austria,” Southampton head coach Ralph Hassenhuttl said about Joe Aribo. “We believe Joe can bring energy and creativity to our side. Feeling comfortable in so many different positions is very helpful for a manager and shows he has a high level of football intelligence, with the ability to take on new information quickly. He has played a lot of games already in his career, at a very high level, and his performances in the Europa League prove he has the quality to play in the Premier League. This is a big ambition for him, and he is hungry to show everybody he can do it.”
“It’s an amazing club with a lot of history here, and it’s a good plan for what’s to come next. I’m really excited for the journey,” Aribo said. “The Premier League is the best league in the world. I’ve been watching it since I was a young boy, it’s always been a goal for me to play here and show what I can do on this stage. It’s an amazing feeling, a dream come true. This is where I’ve wanted to be since I was a child growing up playing, so to say that I’m here now is really exciting.”