Sone Aluko says he has no regrets over joining Rangers and insists he would do it all again given the chance to sign for the club.
The Nigerian international winger moved to Glasgow in November last year, making a significant contribution himself towards a £150,000 training compensation payment to his former club Aberdeen.
With fans sceptical over his ability when he originally signed for Rangers, the 23-year-old has been a standout player and, despite taking a pay cut with the club in administration, says he is more than happy with how his spell at Ibrox has developed.
“I don’t think I’ve made the biggest sacrifice,” he told STV. “I think I see my time at Rangers as being a real blessing for me. It has been a great platform to play on.
“Everyone has made sacrifices. Mine was a bit more publicised because of the way I came in. It’s been worth it.
“I’ve enjoyed playing for Rangers and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. I would do it all again even knowing what I know now. For me it has been a great decision.”
Aluko is out of contract with Rangers in the summer, with the uncertainty surrounding the club casting doubt over either party being able to exercise a two-year contract extension negotiated when he joined.
The former Birmingham City player says he isn’t worrying over when a decision will be made on his future. “It hasn’t got to that point yet,” he said. “The season isn’t finished yet so there is no rush to decide today or tomorrow what I am going to do next season.
“I don’t have a deadline. I will speak to Rangers when I get the chance to. If not, you move on and that’s football.
“I won’t get much of a holiday as I’ve got internationals coming up. I will still be playing and that will be my focus while I am away. Football takes care of itself and there is no rush for me to decide to give everyone an answer right now.
“The most important thing is the club sorts itself out and after that, the players and the staff will make decisions from there.”
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