Emotional Real Sociedad Players Welcome Umar Sadiq Back After Lengthy Injury Lay Off

Emotional Real Sociedad Players Welcome Umar Sadiq Back After Lengthy Injury Lay Off

Lukman Mumuni
updated at July 5, 2023 at 8:25 AM
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  • Umar Sadiq has joined his Real Sociedad teammates for the preseason
  • The Nigerian striker spent most of last season on the sidelines injured
  • Sadiq is hoping for a better season in Spain in the upcoming campaign

Players of Real Sociedad gave Nigerian forward, Umar Sadiq, a warm welcome following his return from a lengthy injury layoff.

The Super Eagles attacker battled a series of injuries last season, keeping him out for most part of the campaign.

However, he made a late return to the squad and will be looking forward to stay injury-free in the 2023/24 campaign, which is set to start in August.

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Umar Sadiq has started pre-season with Real Sociedad. Credit: @RealSociety
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In a video shared on social media, the lanky forward was left speechless as his teammates embraced him on his return.

Sadiq is back in Spain for pre-season ahead of the new season.

“I only visited my hometown during the break because I needed to resume earlier than the rest of the team," he said, as quoted by Punch.

The Nigeian also revealed he was physically fine and needed to regain his fitness ahead of the new term.

“It’s a great feeling to have resumed training with the team before the end of last season and I felt really welcomed again. As you can see, I am more ready than ever. I can’t wait, just waiting for the time. I am ready to give 100% again.”

Sadiq discusses his Sociedad move

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Super Eagles striker, Sadiq discussing his Real Sociedad transfer after a summer move from fellow La Liga side, Almeria, on deadline day.

The lanky forward was superb last season for his former club in La Liga 2, helping them secure promotion to the Spanish top flight and becoming a target for many clubs.

Villarreal were reported to be the first club interested in the signing of the Nigerian star, but they later withdrew that interest and Real Sociedad were quick to sign him up.

Baba Rahman to leave Chelsea

Ghanaian defender, Baba Abdul Rahman is set to leave Chelsea after eight years after an agreement to terminate his contract with 12 months left.

As Sports Brief also reported, the 29-year-old is said to have agreed on a deal to join Greek giants, POAK, in the summer transfer window.

Although Rahman was retained by Chelsea at the end of his loan spell at Reading, the defender wants to leave the club on a new permanent deal.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.