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Rangers snap up Aluko

November 24, 2011

Sone Aluko has signed for Rangers until the end of the season, the Scottish champions have confirmed, after compensation was agreed with former club Aberdeen.

Sone Aluko
GettyImagesSone Aluko has chosen to play for Nigeria.

Aluko, 22, had been without a club since his Dons contract expired in the summer and had recently impressed while on trial with Rangers.

The winger's short-term contract with the Light Blues includes an option to extend the deal further at the end of the season. He is set to go straight into the squad for Sunday's visit to Kilmarnock in the Premier League.

Although a free agent, Aberdeen felt they were entitled to compensation after developing the Nigerian international as a youngster during his four years at Pittodrie.

The Dons confirmed that the terms agreed involve the ''receipt of training compensation, potential contingent payments and a sell on clause''.

Aberdeen chief executive Duncan Fraser told the club's website: ''Despite press speculation to the contrary, the club has been adamant throughout that the principles under which an agreement could be reached involved the recognition of our right to training compensation and that we would only deal with another club directly and not through a third party.

''Rangers accepted these principles and, once they had decided that they would make a contract offer, we were able to agree a mutually acceptable position.''