Umar Sadiq signs season-long loan deal with Rangers

11 July, 2018, 09:44 | Author: Suzanne Horton
  • Allan Mc Gregor of Hull City punches as Callum Paterson of Cardiff City heads the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Cardiff City at KCOM Stadium on April 28

The final signing could be a little harder to predict. Sadiq and Alfredo Morelos are the only recognised centre forwards wanted by Gerrard, given that Eduardo Herrera is primed for the exit, and another striker could be targeted.

Rangers have confirmed the signing of Roma striker Umar Sadiq on a season-long loan, pending global clearance. The 21-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at NAC Breda in the Eredivisie, in which he netted five goals.

Having showcased his talents in his home country and impressed then at Serie B side Spezia, that earned him his move to Roma and an initial loan spell saw them tie him down to permanent terms.

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has suggested that his team are nearing a deal for Roma forward Sadiq Umar. I truly am excited to be joining Rangers, it is a historical club and I can't wait to play here. Even if the plan was to stay at Roma I couldn't turn him down.


Umar makes it just in time to be included in Gerrard's plan for their Europa League first qualifying round series which commence on Thursday when they take on Macedonian outfit FK Shkupi.

Speaking to RangersTV Sadiq - whose deal is subject to global clearance and who claimed that, "in Nigeria I am compared to the legend Kanu and Emmanuel Adebayor" - said: "It is very good to be here, it has been good so far and I can't wait to start".

"Rangers is a good team, I'd heard the name before Gerrard came in here".

Defensive arrivals Allan McGregor, Jon Flanagan, Nikola Katic and Connor Goldson all played in the 6-0 win over Bury at Ibrox on Friday night, while Scott Arfield - Gerrard's first signing at the club - was on the scoresheet twice.

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