‘Outstanding’, ‘Ticks every box’ – Gerrard drools over his 23-yr-old Rangers signing

'Outstanding', 'Ticks every box' – Gerrard drools over his 23-yr-old Rangers signing – originally posted on Sportslens.com

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Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has heaped praise on his new signing Joe Aribo.

The 23-year-old put on a superb display during the 3-0 win over East Fife and his performance seems to have impressed the manager a lot.

Speaking to Daily Record, Gerrard claimed that the midfielder has the world at his feet.

He said: “Joe can go as far as he wants. I hope he stays alongside me for many years but he’s got the world at his feet. I can’t wait to work with him for longer. He was outstanding from start to finish. He looked superb all day. He has four goals in eight games but it isn’t just about that it is about your all round performances. Top players turn up anywhere, it doesn’t matter if it is in front of 50,000, or 1,500, your standards are always the same and from day one Joe has done that. He has got so many attributes. It’s okay having them but if you have the right mentality and character you can go as far as you want to go. Joe expresses himself. He just loves playing football. He is robust, he’s leggy, rangy, can score a goal, can set them up, he tackles, he wins balls back, he’s skillful. He ticks every box and with experience he is only going to get better.”

The former Charlton midfielder seems to have settled in really well at Ibrox and it will be interesting to see if he can build on these performances now.

Aribo has the tools to develop into a star player for Rangers and he could make a big difference to their season if he stays fit.

The 23-year-old has the talent to shine in Scotland and Gerrard will be hoping for more of the same as the season progresses.

Rangers will be looking to push Celtic for the title this year and Gerrard will need players like Aribo in top form in order to do so.

It will be interesting to see how Aribo builds on this performance going forward. He will want to make a name for himself at his new club and his start has certainly been very encouraging so far.

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Opinion: Leeds want to sign West Ham target on a free, would be a masterstroke

Opinion: Leeds want to sign West Ham target on a free, would be a masterstroke – originally posted on Sportslens.com

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Leeds are thought to be keen on the Serbian midfielder Nemanja Radoja.

According to Teamtalk, West Ham are interested in the player as well.

The 26-year-old is a free agent and therefore the English clubs can sign him even though the window for signings has closed.

It will be interesting to see if Leeds make their move for Radoja in the coming days.

He could prove to be a very useful addition to Marcelo Bielsa’s side. Radoja would add some defensive cover to Leeds’ midfield and improve them at the back.

The Serbian’s arrival will also allow the Whites to play with more freedom.

Radoja will allow the creative players to play without too many defensive responsibilities. Also, he will add depth to the midfield and that could prove to be invaluable during the course of the Championship season.

It will be interesting to see what happens in the coming weeks.

If West Ham are genuinely interested in the player, Leeds might find it difficult to compete financially.

The Hammers can offer him a bigger sign-on fee and more wages.

Having said that, if Bielsa manages to pull this off on a free, it would transform Leeds’ midfield. Radoja could prove to be a transfer masterstroke from the Argentine manager.

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Report confirms Tottenham’s interest in highly talented Arsenal target

Report confirms Tottenham's interest in highly talented Arsenal target – originally posted on Sportslens.com

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Tottenham are interested in signing the Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga.

According to Daily Mail, Manchester City and Arsenal are keen on the player as well.

The 16-year-old is already starting games for Rennes and he made quite the impression against PSG earlier in the season.

It is no surprise that the top teams are taking an interest in him already.

It will be interesting to see how Camavinga develops over the course of this season. The transfer window for the Premier League clubs has closed and therefore the likes of Spurs won’t be able to sign him now.

They will have to wait until January at the very least to make their move for the technically gifted midfielder.

As per the report from Daily Mail, all three Premier League clubs had scouts watching the player in action on Sunday.

It will be interesting to see if any of his suitors make a move for him in January. Spurs certainly have the money to tempt Rennes into selling their prized asset.

The Londoners can provide him with the ideal platform to develop as well.

Pochettino is very good at developing young players and he could take Camavinga to a whole new level.

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Transfer boost for Gerrard, 22-yr-old target ready to force his move to Rangers

Transfer boost for Gerrard, 22-yr-old target ready to force his move to Rangers – originally posted on Sportslens.com

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Liverpool winger Ryan Kent is determined to join Rangers before the transfer window shuts.

According to Daily Record, Kent is ready to force the move and he will down the tools to secure the move if it comes to that.

The 22-year-old player is not in Klopp’s first-team plans and he wants to return to Rangers on another loan deal. He had an impressive season with Steven Gerrard’s side last year.

However, Liverpool do not want him to go out on loan. They are prepared to sell the player for £7m. Rangers cannot afford to pay that and they are angling for a loan deal.

It will be interesting to see what happens in the coming days.

Kent’s determination to force a transfer is certainly a boost for Rangers. They will be more optimistic about sealing the transfer now.

At this stage of his career, Kent needs to play regular first-team football and a move to Rangers would be ideal for him.

Daily Record’s exclusive on Kent will certainly excite the Rangers fans.

They will be hoping that Rangers can get the deal over the line now. Someone like Kent could make a big difference to their season.

Also, the Liverpool player has played at Ibrox before and he won’t need time to adapt. He will be able to make an immediate impact.

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Report claims Celtic are expected to bid for 21-yr-old, Lennon is an admirer

Report claims Celtic are expected to bid for 21-yr-old, Lennon is an admirer – originally posted on Sportslens.com

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Celtic have been linked with a move for Greg Taylor this summer.

Neil Lennon is expected to bring in a left-back to replace Kieran Tierney before the window closes and Taylor has impressed with Kilmarnock so far.

The 21-year-old defender has now spoken about the transfer interest in him.

Taylor revealed that he needs to keep his head down and work hard. The transfer will be down to the club he plays for and his suitors.

However, he believes that the interest in him is a positive and it shows that he is doing well as a player.

Taylor said: “I’m contracted to Kilmarnock so I’ve just got to keep doing what I can. If that’s enough to impress other teams that can only be a positive. I’ve not had to speak to the manager about it yet because there’s not been a bid come in. You don’t really have any choice; you’ve got to do your job on a Saturday. If you’re not doing that the suitors and talk about moves will quickly go away. So it’s important to get the head down and just work hard.”

Daily Record claims that Celtic are expected to bid for the defender this summer. Apparently, Neil Lennon is an admirer of the player.

It will be interesting to see what happens when the offer comes in. Celtic will be a step up for Taylor and he is likely to be tempted to join them.

Kilmarnock might struggle to hold on to their prized asset if a top club like Celtic comes in.

Celtic have the cash from Tierney’s sale and they should look to wrap up Taylor’s signing quickly if they really want him.

The window shuts in the first week of September and Celtic cannot afford to leave it late.

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‘He’s excellent’, ‘Fantastic player’ – Some Celtic fans are excited about 24-yr-old target

'He's excellent', 'Fantastic player' – Some Celtic fans are excited about 24-yr-old target – originally posted on Sportslens.com

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Celtic have been linked with a move for Birger Meling.

The Hoops have recently sold Kieran Tierney to Arsenal and they need a proper replacement.

Celtic have seen Meling play for Rosenborg a few times and it seems that the 24-year-old has attracted their interest.

Meling has done well with Rosenborg and he could prove to be a solid addition to Neil Lennon’s side.

It will be interesting to see if they can get the deal over the line in the coming weeks.

The Scottish champions have brought in a left-back this summer in the form of Boli but the young left-back has been quite underwhelming since joining them.

They need to bring in an upgrade before the window closes.

Meling seems like a better option on paper and it will be interesting to see if Lennon manages to pull this off. He has the resources to pull this off.

Some of the Celtic fans have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on the player and his potential arrival. Here are some of the reactions from earlier.

 

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Celtic weighing up bid for 21-yr-old, some of their fans react – ‘Would love him’

Celtic weighing up bid for 21-yr-old, some of their fans react – 'Would love him' – originally posted on Sportslens.com

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Celtic have been linked with a move for the Lech Poznan defender Robert Gumny.

Apparently, they are weighing up a bid for the full-back this summer. Gumny can play on either side of the defence but he is at his best as a right back.

It will be interesting to see if they manage to sign the 21-year-old before the window closes.

We covered reports earlier that Celtic’s bid could be in the region of £6m. The Scottish giants are a step up from Poznan and Gumny might be tempted to make the move.

Lech Poznan will need convincing though. The 21-year-old is a key player for them and they might want to hold on to him for now.

It will be interesting to see what happens.

Celtic need someone like him after selling Kieran Tierney to Arsenal earlier this summer.

Gumny would add depth and defensive quality to the Celtic side. Some of the Celtic fans have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on the defender and his potential arrival.

Here are some of the reactions from earlier.

 

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