Aluko set for Reading medical ahead of £7.5m move

by Dan on August 29, 2017

Fulham forward Sone Aluko will shortly undertake a medical at Reading ahead of a proposed move after the two clubs agreed a deal worth a reported £7.5m.

The Nigerian international, who was named as Fulham’s captain for two of their August league fixtures in the absence of Tom Cairney, has been seeking a new contract at Craven Cottage on the back of a successful first season with the club, when he scored nine goals in 50 appearances as Slavisa Jokanovic’s side reached the Championship play-offs. Fulham were willing to open discussions with Aluko over a new deal, but both the wages offered and the length of the contract did not meet with the 28 year-old’s approval.

Reading, who beat Fulham in last season’s play-off semi-final, had seen several summer bids for Aluko rejected but they have now met Fulham’s valuation with a substantially increased offer. The former Hull City man missed Saturday’s 2-0 win over Ipswich Town, where Neeskens Kebano impressed, and Fulham are ready to use some of the proceeds from his sale to finance further details before Thursday’s transfer deadline.

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