Two in a day as Aluko pens one-year deal
Sone Aluko is Town’s 12th summer signing.
The versatile forward has penned a one-year deal at Portman Road, with the Club having the option to extend his stay by a further 12 months.
The 32-year-old is also the Blues’ second signing of the day, following on from the arrival of Louie Barry on loan earlier this afternoon.
Sone, a former Nigerian international, progressed through the youth ranks at Birmingham City and had loan spells at Aberdeen and Blackpool while on the books at St Andrew’s.
After an impressive stint in Scotland, Sone opted for a return to Pittodrie and signed a permanent deal with Aberdeen in September 2008.
He spent three years with The Dons before switching to Rangers in November 2011, where a highlight of his was scoring a hat-trick on the final day of the 2011/12 Scottish Premiership season as The Gers beat St Johnstone 4-0.
Moves to Hull City, Fulham and Reading followed, including a loan spell at Beijing Renhe in 2019.
He arrives at Portman Road with a wealth of experience and will look to apply that as Paul Cook’s side strive for promotion this season.
“I’m really looking forward to being a part of this project. I’m very excited,” Sone told iFollow Ipswich.
“I’ve been fortunate enough to get promoted with other teams in my career, and I want to contribute to this team now.”
“We’re putting together a squad that can hopefully compete at the top end of this division,” Paul Cook added.
“Sone is a fantastic addition to that squad.
“He’ll be available for Tuesday night’s game and I’m sure our fans will get a glimpse of him very quickly.”
Sone, who will wear the number 23 shirt for Town, penned a deal after the midday deadline and will therefore not be available for tomorrow’s season opener against Morecambe at Portman Road.
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