Rangers have approached 22-year-old, English midfielder Joe Aribo as his current deal at Charlton is set to expire, according to The Daily Record.

The young midfielder experienced his first success in professional football this year as he gained promotion to the championship with Charlton.

Aribo has been with Charlton since 2015 after joining from Staines. He has registered 81 appearances for Charlton and also chipped in with 14 goals.

Last season was his best yet as he scored 10 goals and assisted 5, showing his attacking instinct. Aribo has been praised and known for his willingness to drive up the field with the ball and create something out of nothing.

Steven Gerrard is known to like players who are versatile and Aribo is exactly that as he can play all across the midfield.

However, Rangers have many options in midfield: Scott Arfield, Glenn Kamara, Ryan Jack, Ross McCrorie, Greg Docherty, Jordon Rossiter, Graham Dorrans and the recent signing of Steven Davis.

Aribo has something that most of the others don’t – time to improve and grow. After the attempted signing of Martin Olsson failed, Gerrard will hope to get some players through the door.

This summer will certainly not be as busy as last year after The Gers brought fifteen new faces in and also added to that number in January.

Rangers also have a lot of competition to land the signing as Southampton, Aston Villa, Frankfurt and Celtic have all shown interest.

Charlton Athletic boss Lee Bowyer mentioning his desire to keep him at the club, saying: “I’m now hoping he will sign and stay and keeps growing.”

Will Rangers secure a bargain or will they lose out?