Fulham join Crystal Palace in Joe Aribo race

Fulham are interested in versatile midfielder Joe Aribo, who could depart Rangers in the summer window.

According to All Nigeria Soccer, Fulham are one of the clubs interested in signing Rangers midfielder Joe Aribo ahead of their return to Premier League action. Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest are also keen on adding the Nigerian to their ranks, who enjoyed a wonderful season with the Glasgow giants.

Joe Aribo once again proved his mettle in a Rangers shirt, making an incredible 57 appearances across all competition for the Europa League finalists in the 2021/22 campaign. His durability and versatility have caught the eye of a few Premier League sides, including Fulham, who are chasing his signature.

Aribo plays primarily in a central midfield position, although he played most of his games in the Scottish league as an attacking midfielder last season, while even operationg as a false-nine at times. His versatility is one of the most important factors why clubs are chasing him.

Fulham are among the strongest suitors of Aribo heading into the summer window. After winning the Championship, the Cottagers have just returned to the Premier League, and Marco Silva is intent to keep their top-flight status beyond next season.

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To achieve the objective, Silva is keen to bolster his squad in multiple areas, including the midfield department, where he is short on depth and quality for the Premier League. Fulham are chasing Joao Palinha in the window and could look to bring in someone like Aribo to add a different dimension to their gameplay.

Aribo is also chased by Crystal Palace, according to the report. Palace, who are closing in on signing Cheick Doucoure, could be looking at Aribo as a more attack-minded option to bolster their options in midfield. The 25-year-old Rangers star could potentially fill the void left by Conor Gallagher, who will be back at his parent club Chelsea.

Meanwhile, like Fulham and Crystal Palace, Nottingham Forest are keen on an experienced star like Aribo to add quality to their side upon returning to the Premier League. Either way, the Ranges star could be a solid signing for these teams, although Palace and Fulham have shown the greater intent to sign the versatile midfielder.

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