Former Rangers striker Umar Sadiq might not be the most fondly remembered at Ibrox, but this week he’s been out commenting on reported interest from the likes of Bayern Munich.
One of the first signings of the Steven Gerrard era at Ibrox, then AS Roma forward Umar Sadiq arrived in Glasgow with a solid reputation.
However, the striker failed to fully settle in Glasgow and his spell at the club ended in tears after falling out of favour with Rangers.
Famous for that infamous flop in the Betfred Cup semi-final defeat to Aberdeen in the same season, Sadiq, now 24, has previously publicly criticised Steven Gerrard.
Not only that, but he claims Rangers still owe him a month’s wage [Sunday Post].
Sadiq’s loan spell was cut short halfway through the 18/19 season and he spent the second half of the campaign on loan at Serie B Perugia.
A hugely successful loan spell at Partizan Belgrade would follow the next season before the Nigerian earned a permanent move, eventually scoring 23 goals and laying on 19 assists 53 games in Serbia.
This form earned Sadiq a move to Spanish second-tier side Almeria where the striker hit 20 goals and laid on seven assists in 38 games league games this season.
Sadiq’s form for Almeria has AS Diario claiming that Bayern Munich are monitoring his situation with reported £26m interest for the player, who has a £52m release clause.
Radio Marca Almeria have now asked Sadiq about his thoughts on any interest and here’s what he had to say:
“Regarding me joining another club, I don’t want to discuss it. I just want to remain cool and enjoy the break while my manager takes care of that.”
Sadiq isn’t the only failed Rangers project who has had a resurgence in recent weeks either – one was even branded “world class” as he moves to his seventh club since turning out at Ibrox.