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Gerrard believes Aribo would be perfect for Rangers

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The 22-year-old was playing for Charlton Athletic when the Scottish Premier League club hired him for the new season.

Former Charlton Athletic footballer, Joe Aribo, has undergone a medical to join Rangers as soon as possible.

And for Scottish Premier League boss Steven Gerrard, the 22-year-old is the perfect player for his midfield.

“There were a lot of clubs in for him around Europe and in the Premier League and Championship,” he told The Scottish Sun.

“I’m led to believe there was a lot of interest in him. So it may be seen as a statement of intent.”

He explained: “But, for me, it’s just another top player joining Rangers. I think this platform is perfect for him at the stage of his career he’s at.”

“He’s signing for a top club, it will be a big step up and I will be really interested in his development because I think there’s a lot more to come from him.”

“We are very confident we can turn him into a better player,” Gerrard added.

“He’s got a fantastic profile and you will see that for yourselves when you see him with your own eyes.”

“He’s very mobile and very dynamic. He can burst past a player and create and score goals,” he continued.

“There are still a lot of areas of his game where he can develop, but he gives us something we have not got in midfield. That’s the key.”