Is Rangers flop proving doubters wrong yet at new club?
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Rangers flop Umar Sadiq still goalless for Perugia

Undoubtedly Rangers’ worst piece of summer transfer business, was bringing in Umar Sadiq, on loan from Roma.
The 21-year-old Nigerian striker, made next to no impact at Ibrox.

Across a several month stint, Sadiq was rarely able to force his way into match day squads. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

He made only four appearances for the senior team, just one of those coming from the start.
That came in the Scottish League Cup semi-final defeat to Aberdeen.

With Alfredo Morelos suspended and Kyle Lafferty cup-tied, Steven Gerrard had little option but to go with the loanee.
He’s tall and rangy, but was off the pace and Rangers failed to score in the game.

The striker blatantly dived in an attempt to gain a penalty during the Aberdeen clash. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

As reported by the Scottish Sun, his lack of contribution, saw his loan deal terminated early.
However, after returning to Roma, it didn’t take him long to find a new temporary home.

He joined Serie B side, Perugia, on 9th January.
The winter break in Italy, ensures the club have only had two fixtures since his arrival.
However, so far,
unlike Eduardo Herrera at Nexaca, he has done little to prove his doubters wrong.

Sadiq is getting opportunities, but it remains to be seen whether or not he will succeed. (Photo by Danilo Di Giovanni/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

He played the 90 minutes in both matches, and is yet to open his account. Although, the front man did register an assist in the win over Ascoli, last weekend.
On Saturday, he faces a big challenge.

Perugia host league leaders Palermo, and Sadiq is set to lead the line again.
One things for sure, he’ll need to do a lot of scoring if he’s going to change the opinion many Rangers fans now have of him.


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