Friday, 22 June 2018

Rangers to secure Serie A striker


Media reports have today confirmed recent target Umar Sadiq (or is that Sadiq Umar) is on the verge of a loan deal at Ibrox from Serie A giants Roma.

The 21-year old striker was bang in form last season during his previous loan spell at Eredivisie strugglers Breda with a very respectable five goals in 13 appearances for the bottom five team.

It is safe to say the imposing forward is on the fringes of the Nigerian national side while only failing to play more for his Italian employers due to the likes of Italian international Stephan El-Shaarawy and Bosnian counterpart Edin Dzeko in his way.

So this represents a major coup for Rangers to persuade a genuinely impressive striker to ply his trade in Govan rather than Holland again, who reportedly wanted to extend the loan rather than losing the lad.

His current market value is reported to be around £1.5M but the likelihood for a player of this quality and potential he’s really worth far more, akin to the ballpark of £5M.

The 6ft 4 colossus has been covered before here on the site – we are big fans of his and he’s done it in both Italy and Holland, which is frankly very fine preparation for the SPL. 7 goals in 28 as a bit part player in Serie A and Breda is a more than decent return, and Sadiq is clearly ready to explode onto the scene properly.

Let’s just be glad it’s at Ibrox.

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