Rangers flop Umar Sadiq scored his 24th goal of the season on Monday as he continues to shine for Spanish Segunda Division club, Almeria.

Sadiq made just four appearances for the Gers during the early stages of the 2018/19 season before his loan from Roma was ended early.

Sadiq dives in an attempt to win a penalty against Aberdeen a League Cup semi-final at Hampden. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The 6ft 4″ striker looked out of his depth during what was his fourth loan spell away from the Italian giants and was ridiculed at times by supporters.

However, it’s becoming clear that there was a real player in there after all.

Sadiq began the current season with Partizan Belgrade and netted six times for the Serbian giants before securing a move to ambitious Spanish second-tier outfit Almeria in October.

The change in surroundings didn’t affect his goalscoring touch, though, as he’s since added a further 18 goals to take his overall tally to 24th.

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His most recent strike came on Monday night in a 1-1 home draw with league leaders Espanyol. The former Nigeria youth international finished confidently from inside the area after being set up by Lucas Robertone.

 

Los Rojiblancos needed a victory to keep the pressure on Espanyol and Mallorca for the automatic promotion slots, but they may still make it to La Liga for next season via the play-offs.

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Rangers flop Sadiq has been scoring freely for Spanish club Almeria since a move from Partizan Belgrade. (Photo by Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

It’s unsure whether or not Sadiq will stay with the club, though, with his outstanding goalscoring form leading to speculation about a potential big-money move.

Earlier this month, AS Diario claimed that 2019/20 Champions League winners Bayern Munich were plotting a swoop and that although his buyout clause is reportedly a whopping €60m (£52m), Almeria could be tempted to sell for €30m (£26m).

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