Rio 2016 Olympic Games revelation, Sadiq Umar has arrived in Glasgow, Scotland, for the start of talks with Scottish Premiership side, Rangers.
The Gers’ boss, Steven Gerrard is keen on adding Umar to his list of growing acquisitions, since getting the job early this summer, and the lad from AS Roma landed in Edinburgh on Monday night to finalise his loan move to Rangers.
The 21-year-old striker, who played on loan at NAC Breda of Holland last season, is a top favourite for Gerrard, who told fans to watch out, regarding a move over the weekend.
His arrival came just before Rangers signed Malian midfielder, Lassana Coulibaly on a season-long loan from French top-flight club Angers, subject to international clearance.
The 22-year-old, who joined Angers in 2015 from fellow French Ligue 1 outfit, Bastia and has made 48 appearances for the club, becomes Gerrard’s eighth signing since becoming boss at Ibrox in May.
Sadiq joined Roma in the summer of 2015 and scored twice in six appearances in his first season, but has had three loan spells at Bologna, Torino and recently at Breda, where he scored five goals in 12 appearances.
He is now bound to be the next addition by former Liverpool captain, Gerrard, who has already signed seven players since taking over in June, with all the new arrivals quickly having one impact or the other.
Defensive arrivals Allan McGregor, Jon Flanagan, Nikola Katic and Connor Goldson all played in the 6-0 win over Bury at Ibrox on Friday night, while Scott Arfield – Gerrard’s first signing at the club – was on the score sheet twice.
However, Sadiq will not be in action when Rangers begin their Europa League qualifying campaign on Thursday evening at home to Macedonian side FK Shkupi.