Saturday August 13 2011
Aberdeen's Aluko gets Juve trial

Juventus are on the verge of swooping for Aberdeen's Nigerian international youngster Sone Aluko.

The 22-year-old is a free agent, but Aberdeen could be entitled to £200,000 in compensation for their part in developing the player, as he is still under 23.

The winger spent four years in Scotland and is reportedly joining Juventus for a trial period this month.

Aluko also played for Birmingham City and Blackpool. He was capped by England at youth level, but accepted an offer to play for Nigeria.

“I believe that Sone changed agents during the summer and that his father is now looking after his interests,” Aberdeen manager Craig Brown told The Scotsman.

“As far as I understand it there are several Italian clubs who are interested in him and that he has been offered trials over there.

“We have had no contact with any of them so far and that has to be done as we are due compensation.”

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