According to recent reports, the former Glasgow Rangers centre-forward, Umar Sadiq, is a shock transfer target for German giants, Bayern Munich, this summer.
Having arrived at Rangers from AS Roma on a season-long loan deal in the summer of 2018, Sadiq went on to play just 116 minutes of football for Gers, scoring no goals and providing no assists over his total of four appearances for the club, before being returned to the Serie A side just five months after his signing, with Andy Halliday suggesting that Steven Gerrard was not impressed by the Nigerian’s application in training.
However, so far this season, the 24-year-old striker has been in rather remarkable form over his 32 appearances for his new club, UD Almeria, scoring 17 goals and providing five assists for the Spanish Segunda Division side.
And, according to a recent report by Spanish publication AS, Bayern Munich are now considering making a €60 million (£52 million) move for Sadiq this summer. That fee could reportedly go even higher if Almeria earn promotion.
Was it a mistake to let Umar Sadiq leave the club early?
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If Halliday is to be believed, the blame cannot be attributed to Gerrard for not seeing the apparent potential of Sadiq during his spell at Rangers, as, if a player is simply not interested in putting in the effort on the training pitch, he should not be afforded an opportunity to feature in first-team fixtures.
Having said that, it is still likely that the Rangers coaching staff will be kicking themselves at how well Sadiq has done in his time since leaving Ibrox, particularly if the striker does go on to make a big-money move to Bayern this summer.
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