Aluko - I want to play in England
Aberdeen's Sone Aluko has declared that he wants to play in the English Premier League.
By Mark Jackson
Last Updated: 10/12/08 11:24am
Aberdeen's Sone Aluko won the Clydesdale Young Player of the Month award for November and then declared 'I want to play in the Premier League'.
Yet the 19-year-old believes that Pittodrie currently offers the correct platform to resurrect his career.
"I am ambitious and one of my goals is to play in the top league which I think anyone will tell you is the Premiership," he told the Daily Record.
"I haven't played there so far and it would be a dream to prove what I could do at that level."
Aluko also has ambitions to follow in the footsteps of his friend Theo Walcott and make the grade at international level, he added: "I want to break into the Under-21 team but that will be tough because it's a squad filled with really good players."
The attack-minded midfielder, a product of Birmingham City's Academy, joined the Dons after a successful loan spell last season, to the delight of manager Jimmy Calderwood.
"He wanted his chance at Birmingham but then Alex McLeish said he didn't intend to use him," said Calderwood.
"He chose to stay in the Championship and went on loan to Blackpool.
"But then he phoned me to say he wanted to come back and the pulses started racing."
Calderwood has acknowledged that Aluko has a bright future ahead of him, but he believes Aberdeen is the right club at this moment in time.
"It's a good school for him to gain experience and improve.
"He has the hunger, desire and quality but he's also willing to learn.
"He's got everything in his locker to ensure a massive future in the game.
"It's up to him how far he goes."