Sone Aluko joins Reading in £7.5m move from Fulham

Fulham's Sone Aluko runs at the Leeds defence during the Sky Bet Championship match at Elland Road
Image: Sone Aluko joined Fulham on a free transfer from Wolves last summer

Reading have completed the signing of Sone Aluko from Fulham.

The 28-year-old completed a medical with the Royals on Tuesday, just over a year after he joined the Whites on a free transfer from Wolves.

Sky sources understand Reading have paid £7.5m for the forward - a £6m payment up-front plus £1.5m in add-ons.

Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic had pleaded with his club to keep Aluko earlier this summer after it emerged Reading had made an approach for the player.

Speaking after a pre-season loss to Wolfsburg, Jokanovic said: "I have to fight for Sone Aluko, because around me is some news that we are thinking about selling him.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 07:  Sone Aluko of Fulham holds off Alfonso Pedraza of Leeds United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Leeds
Image: Aluko will undergo a medical with Reading on Tuesday

"If we do this, it will be a big mistake for my team. If we want to be better, we need to bring quality people into our squad."

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Jokanovic has been at odds with the Fulham hierarchy over transfers for a second successive summer transfer window, with the club signing a number of players about which his coaching staff have expressed significant reservations.

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