Nottingham Forest will be keen to hear that Rangers star Joe Aribo has rejected a new contract at Ibrox.

According to the Scottish Sun, four Premier League clubs will now battle it out to sign the Nigeria international.

Forest are one of those outfits, with Fulham, Southampton and Crystal Palace all thought to be keen on Aribo.

The 25-year-old has now placed the Teddy Bears in a bit of a difficult situation.

Aribo rejects Rangers contract
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If they don’t sell him this summer they risk losing him for free when his deal ends in 12 months.

Aribo signed for Rangers in 2019 after he helped Charlton win promotion back to the Championship.

He was a key part of that team along with current Forest striker Lyle Taylor.

At Ibrox, he’s really grown as a player showcasing the ability to play in a number of positions in the final third.

Aribo is often more at home in the number 10 role, although he can also play as a central midfielder.

The 2021/22 campaign was a good one for the versatile performer in the light blue of Rangers.

He scored nine goals and claimed 10 assists, with his standout moment arguably coming when he scored in the Europa League final.

Forest are in search of new attacking players to add to their squad for the Premier League season.

They will now compete with three other clubs to persuade Aribo that his future lies in Nottingham.

Aribo rejects Rangers contract and now Forest must act

This is a transfer that would excite a lot of Reds supporters.

Aribo is a lively performer and the beauty of his arrival would be that he can operate in a number of positions.

Cooper loves to change his system throughout games and having a player like the 20-cap star would help with that.

Aribo rejects Rangers contract
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Aribo would be in line for a huge wage rise should he head south to the Premier League.

He currently collects £14,000-a-week at Rangers and that would likely double in England.

Aribo would be a very smart addition if Forest can get it over the line and this contract update means they simply have to act.

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