Date: 17th December 2018 at 11:04am
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A situation that has been on the tips of fans tongues is the Aribo contract predicament. We have some good news for everyone who is thinking he’s going to leave as Lee Bowyer had shed some light on the situation. Speaking with the club’s website Bowyer had this to say about Aribo “I don’t think Joe will go. We’re obviously in negotiations with Joe at the moment. Joe knows he needs to learn. Negotiations are going well. If anything, I’d lean towards him signing. That’s what I hope. I think Joe wants to sign, having conversations with him.”

It looks like Aribo could be signing a new contract and that is great news for everyone at Charlton because he has a been a star player this season and he has really come into his own. Almost every game he plays he puts a potential man of the match performance on and we really do need more players like Joe in the squad. Everyone can perform like him they just need to find the passion and determination that Joe has found.

He has been linked with a move to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga as well as Premier League moves to Tottenham and Southampton. Frank Lampard’s Derby County are also on the list of teams interested in capturing the 22-year-old’s signature.

Lee Bowyer continued on “He isn’t going to go anywhere and learn more than being here with us. I’m confident that he’ll stay but it shows how well he is doing that other clubs will obviously be interested in him. I think there are other clubs interested in a lot of our players because they are all improving and all doing well and the team are playing well. That draws attention from other people.”

The interest from other clubs is going to come, but we need to be ready to keep our best players rather than sell them on. That’s another reason why we need Roland out as soon as possible because we all know he loves to sell a player. We just need to get this contract over the line and look to the future without Roland.

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