Premier League Giants Working Underground to Win Race for Revitalised Nigerian Striker Sadiq Umar

Premier League Giants Working Underground to Win Race for Revitalised Nigerian Striker Sadiq Umar

Babajide Orevba
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:41 PM
  • Sadiq Umar finished last season with 22 goals for Almeria and now he is being trailed by several clubs in Europe
  • The Almeria of Spain forward is now on the radar of reigning English Premier League champions Manchester City
  • Reports say the English club are now in a race for Sergio Aguero’s replacement after the Argentine left for Barcelona

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Reigning Premier League kings Manchester City are already making underground moves in a bid to sign Nigerian striker Sadiq Umar who finished last season with 22 goals.

The Citizens are one of the sides jostling for the signature of the Almeria striker according to reports cited in TeamTalk.

SI are also reporting that with Pep Guardiola’s side already preparing for life after Sergio Aguero who has moved on to Barcelona, City are now in need of a goal scorer.

Premier League giants working underground planning to win race for revitalised Nigerian striker Sadiq Uma
Sadiq Umar celebrates a goal for Almeria. Photo: Diego Souto
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With Gabriel Jesus’ also linked with a possible exit from the Etihad, Manchester City have made Harry Kane their major target, but he seems too expensive.

Alternatively, they could look to sign someone with a lower profile, who could eventually grow into a more prominent role. To that end, they have identified Sadiq as a target.

Sadiq has endured a rather turbulent career so far. He began with Spezia in Italy before moving to join Roma’s youth ranks. After initially making a good impression in their first team with two goals from six games, though, he struggled to settle.

Sadiq Umar recently showed off his highly expensive SUV Mercedes-Benz GL-Class which runs into millions of Naira on his Instagram handle.

Nigerian footballers are famous for splashing cash on exotic rides and that of Sadiq Umar who plays for Spanish side Almeria is not an exception.

He was a member of the Nigeria U23 team in 2016 when he scored four goals in his six appearances for the Dream Team.

Meanwhile, earlier reported that Nigerian Professional Football League club Enyimba have reportedly placed a staggering €1million (about N550million) asking price on their forward Anayo Iwuala, Complete Sports reports

Iwuala who has been impressive in the NPFL this season for the Peoples’ Elephants earned a call up into the national team for the just concluded AFCON qualifiers.

The 22-year-old impressed on his national team debut against the Squirrels of Benin in Porto Novo on March 27 where Nigeria grabbed a late goal through Paul Onuachu to claim all three points.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.