Umar refuses to shut door on potential departure from lower league

Published on: 10 June 2021

 

Almeria star, Umar Sadiq, has refused to shut the door on a potential departure from the lower league side after their La Liga dreams faded at the playoff stages.

Sadiq, Almeria’s leading goalscorer this season, was one of the key reasons La Union made it to the playoffs. The former AS Roma ace smashed in 20 goals in 40 Segunda Division games to help Almeria finish in the top six spots.

But fellow promotion hopefuls Girona defeated Juan Ferrer Sicilia’s men 3-0 over two legs to force them to stay in La Liga Smartbank for at least one more season.

It is a disappointing ending to the season for Sadiq, who once made it clear that his primary aim, even more than winning the top goalscorer award, was helping Almeria rejoin the league of elite clubs in Spain.

Transfer talks this summer are likely to centre around a striker who netted 28 goals in all competitions this term – six for Partizan Belgrade before moving to Spain, two in the Cup games, and 20 league goals for Almeria.

La Liga side Sevilla have already been credited with an interest in the Super Eagles invitee, and clubs from Italy and England may soon enter the fray.

Almeria will expectedly want to hold on to their star striker. Still, Sadiq has not ruled out the possibility of joining a bigger club this transfer window, hinting that his agent will consider all requests.

Almeria star, Umar Sadiq, has refused to shut the door on a potential departure from the lower league side after their La Liga dreams faded at the playoff stages.

Sadiq, Almeria’s leading goalscorer this season, was one of the key reasons La Union made it to the playoffs. The former AS Roma ace smashed in 20 goals in 40 Segunda Division games to help Almeria finish in the top six spots.

But fellow promotion hopefuls Girona defeated Juan Ferrer Sicilia’s men 3-0 over two legs to force them to stay in La Liga Smartbank for at least one more season.

It is a disappointing ending to the season for Sadiq, who once made it clear that his primary aim, even more than winning the top goalscorer award, was helping Almeria rejoin the league of elite clubs in Spain.

Transfer talks this summer are likely to centre around a striker who netted 28 goals in all competitions this term – six for Partizan Belgrade before moving to Spain, two in the Cup games, and 20 league goals for Almeria.

La Liga side Sevilla have already been credited with an interest in the Super Eagles invitee, and clubs from Italy and England may soon enter the fray.

Almeria will expectedly want to hold on to their star striker. Still, Sadiq has not ruled out the possibility of joining a bigger club this transfer window, hinting that his agent will consider all requests.

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