A section of football supporters are finding it hard to deal with seeing the Nigerian international train with his new team
Super Eagles star Joe Aribo enjoyed his first training session as a Southampton player on Monday, July 11.
But several Glasgow Rangers fans are struggling to deal with having their dearly beloved hero wear the training kit of another club aside from the Light Blues.
Aribo only on Saturday inked a four-year contract with English Premier League side Southampton, ending his association with Glasgow Rangers.
The 25-year-old midfielder spent three years with the Gers, winning the Scottish Premiership and Cup.
Aribo registered 26 goals and 25 assists in 146 appearances for the Light Blues, becoming a fans’ favourite at the Ibrox Stadium.
His most memorable goal would arguably be the fantastic strike that gave Rangers the lead in the Europa League final in May. Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s men eventually lost on penalties to Eintracht Frankfurt, but Aribo’s name was eternally engraved in the Rangers’ record books.
After completing his multi-million euro move to Southampton on Saturday, Aribo joined the Saints team training on Monday.
A short clip of the training session was posted on Twitter, and it drew reactions from several Rangers supporters who still feel attached to Aribo.
Some of their comments reveal their struggles with seeing a former Ibrox favourite fighting for a different badge.
Below are some of their thoughts:
Might need to block yous until I'm over it— Calvin Botsy (@botnik54) July 11, 2022
Already right into my @OfficialFPL team. I think he's going to do amazing down there.— Billy Adams (@Bilko187303) July 12, 2022
Great player with velcro feet— Davyc55 (@davidc51) July 12, 2022
Hope he's protected better by refs in England.
He will be a big bonus for you…Good luck Joe and thanks for the memories…
Aribo will have his first taste of action in a Southampton shirt when the Saints take on RB Leipzig in a preseason friendly at the Lavanttal Arena, Wolfsberg, on Saturday, July 16th.