Rangers were last night linked with Roma striker Umar Sadiq. Reports claim Steven Gerrard has made a bid to take the 21-year old Nigerian U23 international to Ibrox on loan for a season from the Stadio Olimpico, with the youngster having had an outstanding season on loan at Dutch giants Breda with five goals in twelve league appearances.
A tall forward at 6ft 6, this colossus is truly impressive with his feet, with astonishing balance and composure for his size – and naturally his aerial ability is truly stellar.
Known also as a strong and powerful forward, he modified his approach in Italy to take on the higher demands tactically required, and such an intelligence has led to his impressive loan spell in Holland.
This is a kid who really does have barrowloads of potential – he is on the cusp of being a full Nigerian international and unfortunately for him Roma have the outstanding Stephan El-Shaarawy and Edin Dzeko ahead of him, hence limited chances for the striker in Italy’s capital.
This would be a shrewd acquisition from Gerrard and Mark Allen, and if he impresses in the SPL as much as he has in the very similar Eredivisie, he could light the league up.