Playmaker scored wonder goal to beat Newcastle last weekend.
Hull City hope to be able to agree a new deal with in-form forward Sone Aluko shortly that will see the Nigerian remain at the KC stadium beyond the end of this season, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
The 24-year-old has enjoyed an eye-catching start to the new campaign, shining for the Tigers, and none more so than during last Saturday’s shock 3-2 win over Newcastle United in the Premier League at St James’ Park when Aluko himself scored one of the goals of the season so far with a sensational second-half volley.
And now it is understood that the two parties have already started face-to-face negotiations about extending the highly rated Nigeria international’s stay in the north east, with Aluko’s current contract with Hull only lasting until June 30 2014.
However, there are not expected to be any complications in the talks, especially after the form that Aluko has displayed since first arriving at the KC from Scottish giants Glasgow Rangers last July on a two-year deal, with the playmaker being one of the stand-out performers in the Championship in the previous campaign with eight goals in his 23 league outings for Steve Bruce’s side.
“We have just started talking,” said Aluko. “The focus is on games and getting fit again. I am sure it will get done. No doubt it will drag on, as negotiations do, but I am relaxed about it. It’s football so nothing would surprise you but I am sure it will get done.
“I am enjoying my football, I love the team and the stage we’re on. It is more than a dream to play on this stage and I just want to be fit and enjoy the games.
“Apart from Chelsea, who gave us a lesson, so far so good and let’s hope it continues. I didn’t enjoy Chelsea because we’re better than we showed.
“We have a good team and good players and we have shown that so far and seven points is a fair reflection of how we are playing.”