Houston Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear has expressed his interest in bringing Sone Aluko to Major League Soccer.
The 23-year-old is available on a free transfer after his contract with Rangers expired. With the future of the Scottish club uncertain, the Nigerian reportedly declined to wait for the outcome of their current struggle.
Kinnear revealed that Aluko’s talent was pointed out to him by former Celtic and Rangers striker Mo Johnston.
“I’m pretty good friends with Mo Johnston and he brought up Sone’s name to me,” Kinnear told the Scottish Sun.
“I had a close look at Sone and was impressed. If he is free and available, we’d really like to bring him to Houston.”
Kinnear was born in Glasgow and began his career with St Johnstone, before moving to America in 1989. The Dynamo boss is now waiting for confirmation that Aluko’s registration will be made available by the Scottish Football Association.
If approved, Kinnear says he will be professional in trying to sign the winger, as he expects interest from several clubs.
“Sone is great on the ball, he can take players on and has the ability to change games,” he said.
“There will be other clubs looking at Sone but we’ll be professional and wait until we get word he’s free.”
Aluko impressed during his six-month spell at Ibrox, scoring 12 goals in 23 appearances.