Rangers joke figure Umar Sadiq is being linked with a remarkable £26m (€30m) move to German giants Bayern Munich.

The Nigerian striker is infamous in Glasgow for a failed loan spell at the beginning of Steven Gerrard’s tenure at Ibrox.

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Umar Sadiq’s form at Almeria is seeing the Rangers flop linked with a move to Bayern Munich. (Photo by Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

The lanky forward made only two starts in a disastrous loan spell from AS Roma with the striker most famous for diving and fluffing his lines in the 1-0 Betfred Cup defeat to Aberdeen.

Now playing in La Liga 2 with Almeria – via Serie B side Perugia and Serbian giants Partizan Belgrade – his performances have been catching the eye in Spain.

So much so that AS Diario are claiming that European Champions Bayern Munich are interested in the 24-year-old’s services.


The striker has 23 goals for the Spanish second-tier club this season and Almeria hold all the aces with Sadiq having a £52m (€60m) release clause and four years left to run on his current deal.

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However, given the situation with the coronavirus pandemic, AS Diario are claiming Almeria could be tempted to sell for something closer to £26m (€30m).

What a remarkable story that would be for Sadiq, who was also linked with a move to Manchester United during his time in Belgrade [the Sun].

This pretty much sums up how Umar Sadiq will be remembered at Rangers. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Sadiq has previously been very outspoken about his time at Rangers, branding the club “disrespectful”, claiming the Gers fined him £20k for liking an Instagram post, and even suggesting he is still owed a month’s wage from his time at Ibrox [Sunday Post].

Rangers fans have previously been left astounded at the clubs being linked to Sadiq, with AC Milan and Valencia another two sides reportedly interested in the forward at one point.

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