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Royals reportedly set to smash transfer record

Royals reportedly set to smash transfer record

With just three days left to go until the end of the transfer window, it finally appears we may have a forward on the way....

Sky Sports are reporting that the Royals have agreed a £7.5 million fee with Fulham for the transfer of Sone Aluko, who we have been chasing all window. This will double the transfer record set by the Royals with the reported £3.75 million move for Tiago Illori last season.

Jaap Stam has made is fairly clear that he has been after a striker and while Aluko isn't exactly an out-and-out forward, it's another attacking option. GetReading are also reporting the move is getting close, as the player has agreed personal terms and is having a medical today.

The 28-year old had a very good season last campaign, scoring eight goals and getting ten assists. Aluko has been after a new deal at Craven Cottage, but with our Championship rivals not willing to offer him a new and improved deal, Reading appeared to have got their man late on.

This would be a very good addition, but £7.5 million for a 28-year old that hasn't been that prolific throughout his career? I'm not totally sure. It all depends how much we actually have in the bank - if this cleans the budget out, I won't be so keen. Watch this space!

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Date:Tuesday August 29 2017
Time: 1:58PM

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