Nigerian Striker Umar Sadiq Joins Rangers On Loan

Nigerian striker Umar Sadiq has completed his loan move to Rangers from Italian Serie A giants AS Roma.

The 21-year-old joins the Scottish Premier League for his fourth loan spell away from parent club since joining them in 2015.

He has joined Rangers on a season-loan deal subject to international clearance.

Sadiq, who was a member of the Nigeria squad that earned bronze medals at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, was loaned out to Dutch Eredivisie outfit NAC Breda last season.

He scored five goals in 12 appearances for the club.

Umar Sadiq had previously been loaned to Italian sides Bologna and Torino before his six-month loan stint at NAC Breda.

On his transfer, Umar Sadiq told the club’s website that manager Steven Gerrard played a big role in his decision to move to Scotland.

In his words, he said: “Gerrard told me about the team, the players, he said everyone will help me if I came here and he will help me go forward in my career, and you don’t have to think twice when someone says that to you.”

He becomes the club’s ninth signing of the summer after veteran goalkeeper Allan McGregor, full-back Jon Flanagan, centre-backs Connor Goldson and Nikola Katic, midfielders Scott Arfield and Ovie Ejaria, winger Jamie Murphy and Malian international midfielder Lassana Coulibaly.

Umar Sadiq has scored two goals in six appearances for his parent club AS Roma.