Almeria star striker, Umar Sadiq, is still believed to be on Sevilla’s radar with the Spanish La Liga Santander club keen to sign the Nigerian striker in this summer’s transfer window.
Sadiq finished the 2021/22 season with 18 goals and twelve assists in 36 La Liga Smartbank appearances and will play in the La Liga next term as Almeria won the Segunda Division title.
It was the Super Eagles forward’s goal that helped Almeria to become champions as they played out a 2-2 draw with CD Leganes in the final game of the season at the Estadio Mediterraneo.
Meanwhile, Sadiq has been linked with moves to a host of European clubs such as Lazio, Newcastle United, Barcelona, AC Milan but it is Sevilla that appear to be favorites to capture him.
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According to Fichajes, “Sevilla have identified Sadiq as a potential target this summer with the La Liga outfit keen to recruit a new centre-forward amid uncertainty over the future of Youssef En-Nesyrf who has been linked with West Ham United.
“Sadiq is seriously believed to be on Sevilla’s radar.” Meanwhile, according to another report by Spanish publication, Larazon, SL Benfica are the most interested party among Sadiq’s suitors and they are ready to get a deal done for the Almeria forward this summer.
Benfica have a massive hole to fill after they allowed exciting Uruguayan striker Darwin Núñez to leave for Liverpool in a deal believed to be in the region of €75 million.
Meanwhile, Almeria have identified former Manchester United striker, Edinson Cavani as the ideal replacement for star forward, Sadiq should the Nigerian leave the club this summer.
By Oluyemi Ogunseyin
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