Sadiq Umar is on the verge of leaving Almeria this summer but the million dollar question is which club will he be playing in the 2022/23 season.
The Nigerian forward has been linked to multiple clubs since the start of the transfer window with some reports suggesting he may leave Spain fo England, Germany or Italy.
The Nigerian international was not in Almeria’s squad that travelled to England to face Burton last weekend, with the club’s CEO confirming that Sadiq was left out because of his impending departure.
“Umar Sadiq has not travelled to England to avoid any type of injury that could stop a transfer that is close at this time,” Assy said, as per Football Espana.
“They are players who have prestige in the market, and you hope that they have a great future,” he added.
Why is he being hugely sought after?
The 25-year-old forward is not only know for his goal scoring attribute but also famous for his playmaking, assisting 9 times whilst scoring 18 in the La liga segunda division in Spain.
Sadiq Umar finished as top scorer of the Spanish second division, helping his team gain an automatic qualification to the Spanish La Liga.
Due to his height, 192 metres, Umar is dominant in the air and is the favourite to win all aerial duels. This is an attribute most clubs in search of him are lacking in their centre forward.
Clubs bidding for him
Villarreal lead the race for the Kaduna-born striker with the Yellow Submarines ready to go all out for his signature.
The last season Champions League semifinalists are hoping to add Umar to their ranks as he gives them an extra edge going forward especially aerially.
Sadiq Umar is the fourth highest goal scorer in Spanish top 2 divisions in the last two years and will be ready to bring his goals to the Yellow Submarines.