Nigeria’s Aluko pens 4-year deal with Reading

Nigeria's Aluko pens 4-year deal with Reading

English Championship club, Reading FC, Tuesday night announced the signing of Nigerian forward Sone Aluko from Fulham on a four-year-deal.

The club in a statement said it was “delighted to announce that 28-year-old forward Sone Aluko has put pen to paper on a four-year deal at Madejski Stadium to complete a transfer from Fulham for an undisclosed fee.”

Also in the statement which was published on the club’s official website, it was mentioned that Aluko completed his medical at the club earlier on Tuesday, and then signed to stay with the Royals till 2021.

Commenting on Aluko’s signing, Reading manager Jaap Stam said: “In Sone, we welcome a quality player into our squad.

“With his pace and ability on the ball, he can make life difficult for every opponent we face this season and he has experience of playing at the level we want to play at.

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“He poses a threat going forward, he keeps the ball well, he can play as a striker or out on the wing and I am sure he will improve us as a squad. So I’m very happy that he has chosen to join us.”

Aluko signed for Fulham last summer and scored nine goals in 50 appearances, and was left out of the Fulham side that recorded their first win of the campaign on Saturday, beating Ipswich 2-0.

Aluko could make his Reading debut in a Madejski Stadium fixture against Bristol City on Saturday 9 September – the first of two home games in four days for the Royals after the international break!

He will wear the jersey number 14.


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