CHARLTON manager Lee Bowyer warned new Rangers signing Joe Aribo about moving to Ibrox - and insists that the 22-year-old has made a mistake.

Aribo signed a four-year deal with Rangers earlier this week but Bowyer thinks the move will prove detrimental to Aribo's development, and argued that Celtic and Rangers are only a destination for "players at the end of their careers".

Bowyer told London News Online: "I worked so hard to get him to this situation he is in now. It is about progression for him. 

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“So it’s a shame if he gets pushed to somewhere where it is not going to benefit him in his football career.  If he goes to Rangers, that is not the right place for him to go for his football career.

“You have got Rangers and Celtic who are massive clubs, I get that. And I get that Steven Gerrard was a great player, so that’s an attraction. Those two things are the attraction – but not everything else.

“It doesn’t make sense on the football side. When people from England go and play for Celtic and Rangers it is at the end of their careers. That’s because it is very rare you get a move from Rangers to the Premier League, and I don’t mean any disrespect by that. 


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“They might go from Rangers to the Championship, very rarely is it to the Premier League. For me he should stay in England and keep progressing. The move should benefit Joe.”