Charlton Nigerian Forward Joe Aribo Agrees Summer Switch To Portuguese Side Benfica


22 year old Anglo-Nigerian midfielder Joe Aribo has agreed a switch to Portuguese giants Benfica when his deal expires with Charlton Athletic next summer according to several sources in Portugal.


Aribo has refused the offer of a contract extension proposed to him by ‎the club with his contract set to run out in the summer with reports suggesting he is keen on a move abroad after shunning interest from top teams in England.

According to several respected sources in Portugal, the midfielder has agreed personal terms and a pre contract with Benfica where he intends to play once his contract at Charlton where he has played in almost all their games this season comes to an end.

This season he has played 20 games for the English League One side with five goals and two assists to his name in the league while in the EFL Cup he has scored twice from five games so far.

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Born in England to a father of Nigerian descent, he is eligible to play for both nations but he is yet to be capped by either at any level but if he end up moving to Benfica, it will no doubt spark a tug of war for his senior international future.