An unnamed Premier League outfit are reportedly keen on Rangers star Joe Aribo, who surprisingly missed last week’s pre-season friendly versus Arsenal.

He has really kicked on with his professional career since signing for the Gers from Charlton Athletic two years ago.

The 24-year-old star now has a Premiership champions medal to his name with the Nigeria international is only going to get better.

Steven Gerrard is a huge fan, but it seems he is not the only high-profile head coach to recognise the versatile player’s considerable ability and potential.

That’s as website Allnigeriasoccer.com states that an unnamed Premier League side have ‘concrete interest’ in the star.

It’s claimed that the midfielder has always dreamed of playing in the English top-flight and could soon seal his dream move.

Having featured in Rangers’ first two pre-season fixtures versus Partick Thistle and Tranmere Rovers, Aribo was surprisingly absent from the matchday roster that took on Arsenal at Ibrox on Saturday.

However, the same report says that this was nothing to do with the reported transfer interest, but because of a knock, Joe picked up in training ahead of the game.

Aribo was a key player for Rangers last term, netting eight goals and notching seven assists, and his numbers would surely have been better had Aribo not spent a period out injured early on in the term.

There has not been a great deal of transfer talk around him until now, but the aforementioned report may concern some fans.

Athletic and silky, he is capable of doing a brilliant job for Gerrard either in the middle of the park or in a more advanced role and therefore, Joe’s a serious asset to have.

It would certainly take a huge bid to tempt the club to sell and for the player himself, even if he does dream of playing in the English top-flight one day, maybe is it such a priority that he’d potentially give up the opportunity to play in the UEFA Champions League.

Meanwhile, Rangers ace Kai Kennedy has drawn interest from the Ligue 1 and English Premier League this summer.

The 19-year-old star pledged his future to the Gers earlier this year as the player agreed a contract at Ibrox until June 2023.

However, it is said that Norwich, West Ham and an unnamed French club have all moved to test the resolve of Rangers.

The club kicked out the proposals as the management look to hold on to the highly-regarded Scotland youth cap.