According to The Scotsman, Giovanni van Bronckhorst is inclined to push the Rangers board to negotiate a new lucrative deal for Joe Aribo this summer.
According to the outlet’s website, the Nigerian is not aiming to force his way out of Ibrox, despite Crystal Palace’s interest as he approaches the final year of his contract.
If a bid comes in, it’s expected that the Bears will have to make a difficult choice on Aribo’s future as Ross Wilson seeks to resurrect his career.
Stephen Halliday, writing for The Scotsman, offered some key names and deals to keep an eye on during the approaching summer window.
“But with the 25-year-old having just one year remaining on his current contract, the Ibrox club would have a big decision to make if they receive a sizeable offer for him this summer,” he wrote.
“Aribo is highly regarded by Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst who is likely to be pushing the club to try and tie him down on a new deal.”
All eyes can now turn to next summer, with only Allan McGregor to sort out in terms of urgent contract extensions.
Aribo has been a revelation in recent years, and while his form has dipped recently, his goal in the Europa League final served as a timely reminder.
Wilson will pay attention to Van Bronckhorst’s wishes for his team, and the Nigerian will undoubtedly be one of them as he aspires to win even more trophies next season.
Will the playmaker be interested in a new contract? If he doesn’t obtain a move to the English Premier League this summer, he believes he could get one within a year.