Departing Joe Aribo has confirmed his exit from Rangers in an emotional social media statement, Megasportsarena.com reports.
The midfielder was one of the club’s top performers last year and he got the opening goal in the Europa League final before their penalty-kick heartbreak in Seville. He racked up a mammoth 70 games for club and country but heading into the final year of his deal, he is set to join Southampton for an initial £6m fee.
The deal is yet to be confirmed by either club but is expected to be in the days ahead. And Aribo has admitted that he will be leaving as he wrote on Twitter: “It’s been an amazing journey being part of this special club. I hold Rangers very close to my heart as they gave me the opportunity to showcase my talent on a bigger stage.
“Playing at Ibrox was a dream and I’m glad I got to experience it. I’m happy I was able to play a part in the historic 55 league title winning season. I’d like to thank everyone associated with this great club for all you’ve done for me during my time here, you’ve always made me feel welcome and I’ve always had your support.
“I’ve developed into an even better player, credit to the supporters who always had my back and stayed patient during the tough times. We created a lot of memories that I will carry with me throughout the rest of my career. I wish the club nothing but the best for the future and I’ll always be checking in.”