Aluko may have MLS option
Sone Aluko could be offered the chance to follow David Beckham over to Major League Soccer after being scouted by former Scotland striker Mo Johnston.
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The Nigeria international caught the eye of a number of clubs during a six-month spell at Rangers, but is likely to join the exodus of players from Ibrox now his contract has expired.
Former Rangers and Celtic man Johnston was impressed with what he saw of Aluko and recommended him to his friend Dominic Kinnear - a former St Johnstone player and current Houston Dynamo coach.
"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.
"Sone is great on the ball. He can take players on and has the ability to change games.
"There will be other clubs looking at Sone but we'll be professional and wait until we get word he's free."
Should the move go through it would allow Sone to follow in his sister's footsteps as she made the move from Chelsea ladies to St Louis Athletic in 2009 and was voted onto the league's all-star team later that year.