Rangers attacking midfielder Joe Aribo has been in very impressive form over the past few weeks.
The Nigerian international has racked up three goals and two assists in his last four league games, and supporters on Twitter believe his talents need to be recognised more widely:
Been in and out of games since he came but now looks the real deal.
— AJ (@AjRFC1986) December 4, 2021
Pretty sure if he was playing for Celtic he’d be getting linked £50m moves to Man City 🤣
— Ally O’Neil (@Allyo25) December 5, 2021
Could fetch us the biggest transfer Scotland has ever seen , baller that could play in any team IMO 💙🇬🇧
— Amato 10 (@Amato10Jim) December 4, 2021
I fear he is who Gerrard is going to want.
— Kevin Paterson (@PatersonKLAD) December 4, 2021
Top man – without a doubt 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧
— James Wilson (@Wilson3749) December 5, 2021
Said start of last year I thought he would be our player of the year. Turned out he never played enough games and was inconsistent. Turns out I may have been a year early as I can’t see anyone challenging him this year, standout near enough every game 👌🏻👌🏻
— Skimmy (@JasonBoyyy) December 4, 2021
Giovanni van Bronckhorst has praised Aribo recently, and it is not surprising, considering some of the excellent performances that the 25-year-old has put in since the manager’s arrival at Ibrox.
There are concerns about his future, with reports suggesting that he won’t sign an extension with the club, leading to links to Brentford, Watford and Crystal Palace. Even so, he is undoubtedly going through a purple patch which fans have been quick to notice.
Aribo does go through spells where he looks unplayable, but the key will be whether can sustain these levels throughout the rest of the season. If he does, then there is no doubt that he will be in contention for the SFA Player of the Year.