Scottish giants, Glasgow Rangers have completed the signing of Nigerian striker Umar Sadiq on a season-long loan from Roma, subject to international clearance, reports.
The 21-year-old striker, who won bronze with Nigeria at the 2016 Olympics, has scored twice in six appearances for Roma since joining the Italian club from Serie B side Spezia in 2015.
Sadiq has spent the majority of his Roma career out on loan and has enjoyed spells at Bologna and Torino, as well as Dutch side NAC Breda, where he scored five goals in 12 games last season.
Sadiq will become Steven Gerrard’s ninth summer signing and the Nigerian striker admits he was attracted to Ibrox by the former Liverpool captain.
Speaking to the club’s TV shortly after the completion of his loan deal, the young attacker admitted he could not just say no to Steven Gerrard and he’s looking forward to the pair working together.
“The plan was to stay in Rome this season but when Steven Gerrard calls, you can’t say no.
“He told me about the team, the players, that everyone will be at my side if I come here and he will help me to go forward in my career. You don’t have to think twice when someone says that to you,” Sadiq said.