Forgotten Nigerian forward closing on League One move

Forgotten Nigerian forward Omatsone Aluko is closing in on a move to League One side Ipswich Town. The former Reading striker, whose contract expired at the end of last season, has spent the entire pre-season training at Wayne Rooney’s tutored Derby County side.

However, unlike Moses Odubajo, whose heroics won him a contract at QPR, it did not turn out well for Aluko as the Derby County hierarchy are not interested in signing him.

According to Getreading, Derby boss Wayne Rooney stated his interest in the Nigeria international but blamed a transfer embargo for their inability to land their man.

However, it doesn’t look all bleak for the Hull City man as Ipswich Town fan site TWTD now reports that Ipswich Town have their sights set on signing the 32-year-old.

The versatile forward can play as a striker, supporting striker, or on the right-wing.

After representing England in the age-grade competitions, Aluko switched allegiances to Nigeria in 2008. The 5’8 forward has two goals in seven caps for the Super Eagles.

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