Super Eagles midfielder has been listed in Southampton’s travelling squad for the Spain training camp.
Joe Aribo is among the 28-member men’s first-team squad that has travelled to Spain for a winter training camp.
Soccernet.ng recalls that the Super Eagles midfielder made a switch from the Scottish club Rangers F.C. to England last summer.
The 26-year-old Nigerian international ultimately decided to sign a four-year deal with the Saints on July 9, 2022, for an initial £6 million cost after making an impression for the Gers at Ibrox.
Since his arrival, the Nigerian, who has made 15 match appearances for the saints, scored a leveller for his team in a 2-2 comeback draw against Leeds in August and also made a great finish against Everton at St Mary’s Stadium.
The star, who is on a World Cup break, will work with his new coach Nathan Jones, his coaching staff, and the rest of the squad after Nigeria’s absence from Qatar 2022.
Recent sources state that Southampton selected Jones to succeed Ralph Hasenhuttl as the club’s new manager on a three-and-a-half-year deal as a result of the team’s subpar performance in their domestic league, giving the Nigerian a new coach.
As they train on the south coast of Andalucía, Southampton, who are in the relegation zone, will be getting ready to return with a strong performance for the post-World Cup restart.
Following this preparation, the Nigerian’s new manager, through the Club’s website, stressed on area’s he will be preparing his team for matches to be played after the World Cup tournament.
The Welshman, via the Club’s website, said:
”We’ll work on things in and out of possession. We press in a slightly different way, so we’ll want to work on that. In possession, we’ll look to play in a positive manner, which we’ve got to implement because there are differences and subtle differences to what they’ve been used to.”
“It’ll take time for them to implement that and, praise the Lord, we’ve got this month now where we’ll really get an opportunity to work with them.”
Jones’ team will play Lincoln City in the EFL Cup, Brighton & Hove Albion, and Fulham City in the Premier League before the year is over.
The whole Southampton Spain training team is listed below:
• Gavin Bazunu
• Willy Caballero
• Alex McCarthy
• Duje Ćaleta-Car
• Juan Larios
• Nico Lawrence
• Tino Livramento
• Lewis Payne
• Romain Perraud
• Thierry Small
• Kyle Walker-Peters
• Ibrahima Diallo
• Ryan Finnigan
• Roméo Lavia
• Ainsley Maitland-Niles
• James Ward-Prowse
• Joe Aribo
• Stuart Armstrong
• Moussa Djenepo
• Kamari Doyle
• Sam Edozie
• Mohamed Elyounoussi
• Theo Walcott
• Ché Adams
• Adam Armstrong
• Sékou Mara
• Jimmy-Jay Morgan