Aluko rejects Rangers deal

Aluko rejects Rangers deal

Super Eagles winger Sone Aluko has rejected the transfer of his contract from the old Rangers Football Club to new owners.

Charles Green’s consortium completed the purchase of the assets of the SPL club on June 14 in a deal worth £5.5m with the players’ contracts transferred to the new company.

Employment law allows players to receive the same terms they had under the old company or entitles them to exercise a right to object and not transfer across.

The news follows midfielder Rhys McCabe’s announcement on Friday night that he was against being involved in the new company.

Two other players Steven Naismith and Steven Whittaker have also objected to the transfer of their contracts to the new company.

The pair have released statements through their lawyers announcing their intention to find another club, despite Rangers claiming the transfer of all player contracts was complete and warning of legal action.

Naismith and Whittaker, though, have informed the club that they will not be reporting for training next month and will seek alternative employment.

SPL clubs are due to meet at Hampden on Thursday to discuss the implications of their Rangers newco vote on 4 July.

An 8-to-4 majority of member clubs, including Rangers, is needed for the newco to be admitted. If five or more clubs reject the notion then the Ibrox club will need to apply to be admitted to Scottish Football League Division Three.

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