Ibrox cult hero Andy Halliday has opened up on reports linking Ibrox flop Umar Sadiq with a stunning move to German giants Bayern Munich and called the prospective move the “most surprising transfer of all time.”
According to reports, the Bundesliga side are eyeing up the Nigerian who has hit 17 goals in 32 games this season for Almeria after an impressive stint with Partizan Belgrade – but memories of his shambolic loan stint at Ibrox from Roma still linger with Gers fans.
Halliday called the suggestions that Sadiq could move for €60million “trash talking” as he struggled to get his head around the idea that the striker who struggled so badly in Scotland could sign for Bayern.
“If you told me he was going to go for €60m I’d have said, ‘Come on now, stop trash talking me’,” Halliday said [Clyde 1 Superscoreboard]
“He wasn’t a good player in training but I’ve played with hundreds of strikers specifically who are not good trainers and they just come alive when it comes to a game.
“So that’d be the most surprising transfer of all time. €60m? Bayern Munich? Aye, it would be.”
Since leaving Rangers, Sadiq seems to have really turned things around and is now living up to the potential that had Gers fans baffled by how he wound up at a club like Roma early in his career.
While it seems unlikely that he’ll end up at Bayern, the very fact he is being linked to the German giants shows just how much a player needs to be settled somewhere to really get the best out of them.
That clearly never happened while he was at Rangers – but it will be interesting to see just where the lanky striker ends up this summer if he does leave Almeria.
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