Derby County are keen to bolster their options out wide and they should consider making a move for Fulham’s Sone Aluko.
Derby County should make a move for Fulham forward Sone Aluko to help them become a serious promotion candidate in the Championship this season.
The Rams are looking to get back among the front runners of the league following a disappointing campaign last time out.
Derby boss Gary Rowett has recruited wisely so far after securing the signings of Curtis Davies, Andre Wisdom and Tom Huddlestone this summer.
After selling last season’s star man Tom Ince to Premier League new boys Huddersfield Town, he will be keen to strengthen his side’s options out wide.
The sale of Ince has the team lacking in the way of goals in the wide areas. Ince scored 13 goals for the Rams in the Championship. Fulham forward Sone Aluko is a player that has the potential to help fill this void.
The 28-year-old moved to Craven Cottage from Hull City last summer and scored nine goals in 50 appearances during his debut season, helping the Cottagers reach the play-off final.
Fulham will be keen to keep a hold of Aluko after playing such a pivotal role in Slavisa Jokanovic’s side. Despite this, the Rams would be wise to see if they can tempt him into making a move to the East Midlands.
Aluko played predominantly on the right wing for Fulham last season but can also played as a centre forward and behind the striker. This would make him an ideal recruit for the Rams who are likely to play 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1 formations this campaign.
The potential signing of Aluko would also fall in line with Rowett’s eagerness not to splash out large transfer fees as he bids to help balance the books at Pride Park.