Sone Aluko in contract talks with Hull City Tigers

The left-footed ace's current contract expires at the end of this season and he is hoping for a new improved one

Sone Aluko is out of contract at Hull City at the end of the 2013/14 season but another contract has been put to the Nigerian to extend his playing days with the Tigers.

The twice-capped Super Eagle scored a contender for goal of the season last weekend and manager Steve Bruce is hopeful that the Nigerian will sign a new contract.

 Bruce has been like a mentor to Aluko and gave him his debut at Birmingham aged 16, eight years ago.

"We have just started talking. The focus is on games and getting fit again. I am sure it will get done," Aluko told his club's official site.

"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."

And his manager concurs by saying the Nigerian is just beginning to realise his enormous potential.

"Sone is enjoying it and we will try our utmost to tie him down. We’d all be delighted to give him a contract and hopefully we’ll get him tied up.

"For me, he was the best player in the Championship last season up until Christmas, we can only try our best to keep him.

"Maybe I’ll have to offer him the Humber Bridge and the toll," he added.