Leeds United legend finally admits he got it wrong over transfer of Aribo to RangersPublished: December 20, 2022
Legendary Leeds United midfielder Lee Bowyer has sensationally taken back his words on the transfer of Nigeria international Joe Aribo to Scottish Premiership giants Rangers from Charlton Athletic.
Bowyer, known in his playing days for his tough tackling style of football, was manager of Charlton when Aribo moved to the Light Blues and heavily criticized the decision of Aribo to sign for the club.
In the thoughts of Bowyer, the Scottish Premiership was not of the requisite level but speaking to talkSPORT, has now admitted that he was not backing the transfer decision from a selfish standpoint but has seen the massive improvements in Aribo's game.
"Obviously from a selfish point I wanted him to stay with me and Charlton. He was going in a direction as a player, improving all the time and scoring goals," Bowyer told talkSPORT, via Dally Record.
"He was just a sub at Charlton when I first went in there and then all of a sudden he's talking about going up to Rangers.
"I felt a bit hurt by it because I thought 'hold on, I've looked after you here and I've pushed you and got you to have that option. Just give me a year in the Championship'.
"Which would've been also good for his career. It's rewarding for me because I helped him get on that journey."
In his three -year association with Rangers, Aribo made 148 appearances in all competitions, scored 26 goals and produced 25 assists.
The 26-year-old helped Rangers win the Scottish Premiership in his second season with the club and netted in the Europa League showpiece in May 2022.
On the international stage, Aribo earned nineteen Nigeria caps as a Rangers player and scored in friendlies against Ukraine and Brazil.
All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from allnigeriasoccer.com
- Watch: 2023 Super Eagles invitee Gift Orban sent off for the first time in his pro career
- Sheffield Utd's Nigerian defender watches on from the bench as Newcastle make PL history
- 'Should have scored at least 25 goals' - Bayer star Boniface reacts after breaking 29yo Bundesliga record
- 'Ended up as the dominant player' - Tottenham coach has his say on duel between Udogie and Saka
- Super Eagles watch: Boniface matches Haaland's feat, Dessers nets winner for Rangers, Lookman back to form
- 'Just needs to calm down' - Pundit reckons Tottenham LB Udogie had a shaky first half performance v Arsenal
- 'Some even compare him to Napoli star Osimhen' - Danish media hails Arsenal U18 hat-trick hero Obi
- 'Imagine him alongside Caicedo' - Pundit wants Ugochukwu to partner Chelsea's history-making midfielder
- Tottenham legend Harry Kane puts Boniface in his place after historic display for Bayern Munich
- 'He is going to sign an important contract' - Fabrizio Romano on the future of Arsenal super kid Nwaneri
- Football Betting
- Cakhia TV truc tiep
- Socolive TV truc tiep bong da
- African Players
- Australia/ Asia
- Belgian Championship
- Danish Football
- English Premier League
- Nigeria National Teams
- Nigeria Premier League
- Norwegian Football
- Polish Football
- Russian Championship
- Serie A
- Spanish Liga
- Swedish Championship
- Turkish Championship
- Ukrainian Football
- Women's Football