Rangers flop Umar Sadiq, who reportedly has a release clause of £52m in his Almeria contract, scored again at the weekend as his blistering form continues.

Sadiq endured an unsuccessful stint at Ibrox on loan from Roma during the first half of the 2018/19 season, making just four appearances and failing to score before returning to Italy ahead of schedule.

Sadiq dives in an attempt to win a penalty during a League Cup semi-final against Aberdeen in 2018. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

However, his career has taken off in recent times, as after an impressive stint in Serbia with Partizan Belgrade, he signed for ambitious Spanish Segunda Division club Almeria in October for a reported £4.5m [Ideal.es via Sportski Zurnal].

Sadiq has been tasked with scoring the goals to fire Los Rojiblancos to the top flight and so far, he’s certainly giving it a good go.


Despite a relatively slow start both individually and collectively, Almeria are now third and just five points off leaders Mallorca, with 27 games played.

Sadiq has been key to their relative success and is in outstanding goalscoring form.

Champions League outfit Sevilla are reportedly interested in the 24-year-old, but his current club are said to be unwilling to sell unless his €60m (approximately £52m) release clause is triggered [Daily Record via Extra Futbol].

That’s an eye-watering sum of money but after netting the opener in a 4-1 home win over Lugo on Saturday, the striker now has ten goals in his last eleven league appearances.

CD Leganes v UD Almeria - La Liga Smartbank

Rangers flop Sadiq is in blistering form for Almeria. (Photo by Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

Overall, he has netted 15 times in the five months since his transfer, while he also notched an assist at the weekend, his fifth of the season.

Those are mighty impressive numbers for a player who contributed next to nothing for Rangers during his brief stint in Glasgow.

There will no doubt be a big push at Almeria in the final stages of the campaign but even if their promotion bid is unsuccessful, Sadiq may well find himself playing in a top-five European league next season.

Another former Rangers striker received rave reviews over the weekend for an all-action display in his first start for his new club following a surprise return to Scottish football.

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