In recent years, an interesting trend of English players trying their luck abroad has formed. The growth of Jadon Sancho and Reiss Nelson this year, in particular, has helped encourage many young players to consider a move into the European game instead. Frustrated with the promise of money but the lack of gametime, many are spurning big deals in the Premier League for still lucrative salaries yet senior gametime in a major league. The latest name to be mentioned is Charlton Athletic player Joe Aribo.
According to a report in The Independent, the Charlton star is going to reject advances from the Premier League to head abroad. Several links are mentioned, including high-flying Eintracht Frankfurt – one of the best attacking teams in Europe presently – and Portuguese giants’ SL Benfica.
The midfield has been outstanding for the Addicks, but looks set to move on at the end of the year when his deal expires. With the team 5th place in the third tier, a move to a top flight club in Germany would likely to be too hard to turn down.
The report above states that the club had offered Aribo a new deal on improved terms, only to then return with an offer on half the expected salary. While another offer was made after the previous gaffe, it sounds like the chance to join the likes of Sancho and Nelson in Germany might be too hard to turn down for a very exciting talent.