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Aribo wants support striker role at Southampton

New Southampton recruit, Joe Aribo revealed he had “a of chats” with Saints boss, Ralph Hasenhuttl regarding where he would fit in to the club’s system.

The Nigeria international a four-year deal at St Mary’s on Saturday, signing from Scottish giants for a fee understood to be an initial £6million, which could rise in add-ons.

Aribo operated in central midfield, in advanced positions behind the striker as a centre forward for the Ibrox side last season.

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Quizzed on whether he had conversations with Hasenhuttl about his role in Saints’ system, Aribo told the club website: “I have had a few. He asked me where I prefer to play most. I told him just behind the striker in the right forward position.

“He said that it was really good I said that to him not in another position, so we have had a of chats about it.”

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Aribo played a staggering 57 times at club level last season, scoring nine goals registering 10 assists in all competitions.

Asked to describe himself as a player, the London-born star replied: “I am someone that likes to run at defenders. I sometimes like to play key passes. I like to get on the scoresheet – I like to score a of goals.”

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Aribo is now set to be part of Saints’ pre-season trip to Austria, when they head out on Wednesday.


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