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Aluko To Leave Aberdeen?
Published : 05 May 2011 14:50:34
Home sickness is a powerful incentive to move on. Craig Brown is fully expecting Sone Aluko to leave the club as he wants to return to English football in the summer. Former Birmingham winger Aluko had been offered a new contract to stay with Aberdeen after spending the best part of the last four years at Pittodrie. However, Aluko has rejected the extension after Brown revealed he is homesick and wants to move back to England. Brown said: "There have been no offers for Sone, but if players are not willing to stay I will bring in strong replacements. Sone was made a very good offer which we hoped would persuade him to remain here because he is very popular with our fans as he is the type of player who can entertain. Unfortunately, it looks as if he could go at the end of the season. If he does we will be entitled to compensation. He has been very honest and said he would like to return to England as homesickness is a factor. Money is not an issue as he would like to be back near to his home in Birmingham." Meanwhile, Brown is keen for Aluko's team-mates Chris Maguire and Jamie Langfield to make a quick decision on the new deals that have been offered. He added: "I want a decision from Maguire and Langfield as soon as possible. There is no way I will wait until the summer to find out if they are staying. I need time to bring in replacements if they are leaving the club."