Town Closing in On Aluko Signing
Friday, 6th Aug 2021 16:28
TWTD understands Town are closing in on the signing of Nigeria international forward Sone Aluko.
We understand he is at the club this afternoon and is the third player manager Paul Cook was talking about this morning at his press conference.
The 32-year-old is a free agent having left Reading at the end of last season.
Born in Hounslow, Aluko started his career with Birmingham City having been brought up in the second city.
Loan spells with Aberdeen and Blackpool followed before he joined the Pittodrie club on a permanent basis in September 2008.
After three years, Aluko left and moved on to Rangers, where he spent the 2011/12 season before moving on to Hull City that summer.
In July 2016, 5ft 8in tall Aluko moved on to Fulham but was at Craven Cottage for only a season before moving to Reading for a reported £7.5 million on a four-year deal. He spent a spell on loan Beijing Renhe in China in 2019.
Following his Royals release this summer, Aluko, whose sister Eniola won 102 caps for England, has been training with Derby and played in their friendly at home to Real Betis, which was watched by Blues boss Cook.
Having won England caps at U16, U17, U18 and U19 levels, Aluko switched allegiance to Nigeria and played for their U20s and U23s before winning seven full caps, scoring two international goals.
Town have already completed the loan signing of Aston Villa forward Louie Barry, while Michael Jacobs is also expected to complete his move from Portsmouth later today.
We understand Hayden Coulson's long-awaited loan switch from Middlesbrough should be completed early next week.
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