Aluko plays down Vallecano links

ESPN staff
April 5, 2012
Aluko has made 15 league appearances for Rangers, scoring six goals © PA Photos

Rangers winger Sone Aluko has refused to rule out a move away from Ibrox in the summer, with Spanish side Rayo Vallecano keen to sign the 23-year-old on a free transfer at the end of the season.

Aluko signed a short-term contract to join Rangers in November, paying a percentage of the compensation package owed to Aberdeen himself to help the move take place.

Manager Ally McCoist is keen to hang on to Aluko, and with Rangers accepting the terms of three takeover bids on Wednesday and hoping to come out of administration by the end of the season, the future of the cash-strapped club looks more secure than it has for some time.

For his part, Aluko is keen to watch developments at Ibrox before making a decision.

"We'll see," he said when asked if he would be a Rangers player next season. "There's a lot that's going on around the club. I've got to sit down and talk to them and take it from there.

"We'll see what happens. There were four bids [for the club] yesterday, so that was some good news for Rangers. We're all aware of the situation as well, so once they've figured out what the club's next step is, I'll decide as well."

Reports suggested that La Liga side Rayo Vallecano have been in talks with the Nigeria international, who has also attracted the attention of Espanyol and Portuguese side Braga.

"That's not something I'm looking at right now," said Aluko in response to speculation about a potential deal. "I'm just concentrating on playing for Rangers and carrying on my good form."

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