The manager of the English Premier League club Southampton, Nathan Jones has explained how he tried to sign Nigeria’s Super Eagles midfielder Joe Aribo twice.
Jones was appointed as the manager of the Saints in December 2022 after the sacking of the German gaffer Ralph Hassenhuttl.
Aribo joined the club last summer from the Scottish side Glasgow Rangers and finds it difficult to maintain his position in the team.
But the boss has once again emphasised the belief in the ability of Nigeria international.
“I’ve tried to sign Joe at two places I was at. I tried to sign him at Luton when he was younger and I tried to sign him at Stoke City when I was there.
I see a lot in Joe and I’ve known him for a long time from the Charlton academy. I know what he can do and there’s a lot of new players here this year that may take a little bit of time”, he said.
Aribo is expected to be in the team when they play away to Brentford in a league game on Saturday.