Borussia Dortmund Target Move for Nigerian Striker Umar Sadiq

Borussia Dortmund Target Move for Nigerian Striker Umar Sadiq

  • Borussia Dortmund are willing to pay €30m for the services of Nigeria's Super Eagles striker Umar Sadiq
  • The German club believe the 23-year-old is an ideal replacement for Cote d'Ivoire forward Sebastian Haller
  • Sadiq was a standout performer for Almeria and was instrumental in the club gaining promotion back to the La Liga

Umar Sadiq could be set for a move to the German topflight this summer as Borussia Dortmund are pushing to sign the Nigerian forward.

Dortmund have reportedly opened talks with the Almeria striker to cover the absence Sebastian Haller after he was diagnosed with a malignant testicular tumour.

According to Mundo Deportivo, the Bundesliga giants are willing to stump up €25m in a fixed fee and reach the €30m asking price with further variables.

Umar Sadiq, Borussia Dortmund
Dortmund are willing to pay €30m for Super Eagles striker Umar Sadiq. Credit: @footballespana
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Sadiq bagged 18 goals and contributed 12 assists to help Almeria secure promotion to the Spanish La Liga and that has prompted some top cubs to ask for his signature.

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Meanwhile, Dutch Eredivisie club, Ajax and Portuguese outfit, Benfica are also in the race to sign Sadiq Umar from Almeria this transfer window The Sun reports.

The Super Eagles striker is seen by Ajax as a direct replacement for Cote d’Ivoire forward, Sebastien Haller, who has moved to Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga.

Whereas Benfica also plans to replace Darwin Nunez, who joined Premier League heavyweights Liverpool with Sadiq Umar, whom they have identified as a perfect fit for the club.

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Sports Brief earlier reported that Villarreal who are Spanish La Liga giants are reportedly pushing hard to sign Super Eagles striker Sadiq Umar this summer in case Dia should join Salernitana on loan with buy option.

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Unai Emery who is the coach of Villarreal is trying to bolster his squad this summer ahead of the coming La Liga season as he sees the Nigerian striker as someone who can fit his plans.

Last season, Umar Sadiq was in brilliant form for Almeria and helped the team to gain promotion back to the Spanish La Liga.

Source: Sports Brief News