I won’t let pressure get to me says Rangers new signing Sone Aluko

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SONE ALUKO insists he will thrive under the pressure at Rangers after sealing his move to the Scottish champions.

The former Aberdeen winger, 22, put pen to paper yesterday after impressing while on trial and could make his debut in tomorrow’s Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash at Kilmarnock.

And he has vowed to make an impact by scoring goals and helping Rangers’ strikers boost their own tallies for the season.

Aluko said: “I like playing under pressure. That’s the kind of player I am. I thrive under pressure in big games.

“I’m putting myself under pressure to get into the team and keep my place.

“I like scoring goals and part of my job is to create goals so hopefully I’ll get Nikica Jelavic and Kyle Lafferty and the other boys more goals.

“I’m just another attacking option for the team, really.”

Aluko personally contributed towards the compensation paid to former club Aberdeen in a bid to secure the switch to Rangers.

He explained: “The truth is that in any negotiations, whether it be football, business, any walk of life, somebody has to make some compromises and sacrifices.

“I made some sacrifices and made some decisions basically just so I could play football again.

“There is a negotiation and in any contract you are going to get a set amount. I’m not going to get all of that now because I made some compromises.

“That’s basically it. The original agreement with Rangers is now re-negotiated.”

Asked if the deal would have fallen through had he not stepped in with his own cash, he added: “Potentially.

“Rangers tried hard to get me here and I tried everything in my power to get here.”