New loan arrival at Glasgow Rangers of Scotland, Sadiq Umar has expressed a relish in the deal that sees him move to his new club from AS Roma of Italy, as he says it would accord him the opportunity of getting regular playing time next season.
Though the Rio 2016 Olympics revelation had a sterling campaign on loan at NAC Breda of Holland last term, Umar believes he will have better prospects for regular game time and staying in the spotlight by lining out with The Gers.
Rangers’ new manager, Steven Gerrard has targeted Umar as his next signing, ahead of which Holland-based Scottish journalist, Peter McVitie joined Jonny McFarlane on the Record Rangers podcast to discuss the towering frontman’s potential.
Umar’s impending arrival at Ibrox is already generating fervent debate among The Gers’ faithful, as an incisive breakdown of his assets and weakness is provided by McVitie.
McVitie also revealed that there is interest in Umar from two Dutch clubs, Groningen and Vitesse Arnhem, but believes the big striker can be a hit in Scotland for Gerrard’s men.
He, however, further opined that Umar is not a striker who is great in the air despite his height and believes the lad’s first touch is also an issue, despite his undoubted talent.
Also on the podcast, Gavin Berry joins from Spain to discuss the latest at Rangers’ training camp.
Umar will become the club’s eighth capture of the window and they hope to get the deal completed before the end of their training camp in Spain.
Gerrard is looking to boost his striking options with Alfredo Morelos his only senior striker involved in the club’s trip to Spain.
Eduardo Herrera was left behind in Glasgow while Kenny Miller and Jason Cummings both left Rangers in the summer.
The 6ft 4in Umar spent the second half of last season on loan at Breda in the Dutch Eredivisie where he scored five goals in 12 games.
If he completes his move, Umar will join Scott Arfield, Allan McGregor, Jamie Murphy, Ovie Ejaria, Connor Goldson, Jon Flanagan and Nikola Katic in signing for the club this summer.