Hull City Boss Steve Bruce is a fan of the Nigeria international
Hull City boss Steve Bruce is optimistic contract extention talks with Nigerian midfielder Sone Aluko will come to a positive conclusion soon.
Aluko was the hero for Hull when his stunning volley helped the Tigers seal a 3-2 win at Newcastle last weekend.
That effort would have come as no surprise to those who saw the Nigeria international take the second tier by storm last term before a serious Achilles injury wrecked his season, and manager of the side Bruce is a long-time fan of the player.
He has spoken on several occasions of Aluko’s ability to turn heads at the very highest level for Hull and, with the forward’s current deal due to expire at the end of the campaign, opened talks over an extension several weeks ago.
All signs are positive that the two parties are in agreement, but many more performances like the one at St James’ Park and Bruce may find himself casting nervous glances over his shoulder.