Joe Aribo has signed for Southampton, an official statement from the club has confirmed. The midfielder has put pen to paper on a deal that runs until 2026.
He has become the fifth signing for the Saints in a busy summer as they aim to reinforce their squad ahead of the 22/23 season. He leaves Rangers to move to the Premier League, after reaching the finals of the Europa League with them this past season.
Joe Aribo signs for Southampton for 22/23
Here is what Joe Aribo had to say upon being announced as a new Southampton player: ‘It’s an amazing club with a lot of history here, and it’s a good plan with what’s to come next. I’m really excited for the journey.
‘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.’
Rangers have been paid a fee worth £6 million, with £4 million agreed in add-ons for the player. Aribo is a versatile midfielder, who can play on the right, in the centre, as well as up-front. As a result, he will be a very valuable and effective addition to Ralph Hasenhuttl’s squad.