Sadiq on Newcastle radar

NIGERIAN striker, Umar Sadiq, is reportedly on the radar of English Premier League side Newcastle United, PUNCH Sports Extra reports.

According to a report on Spanish website, Fichajes, newly appointed manager of the club, Eddie Howe, is looking to bolster the team’s attack and the Nigerian, who is seen as Almeria’s biggest asset, has emerged as the club’s target.

The Magpies, since their takeover by Public Investment Fund, PCP Capital Partners and RB Sports & Media, have been in search of quality players to join the team and have been linked with some of the biggest names in world football in recent weeks.

Almeria value the Nigerian striker at €25m, the same price they sold former striker, Darwin Nunez, to Benfica in 2020.

Sadiq, who joined the Spanish second division club from Serbian side Partizan Belgrade in the summer of 2020, scored 22 goals in 41 games across all competitions with 20 of them coming in the league.

The 24-year-old has been an influential member of the team’s success this season. He’s the club’s top scorer this term with seven goals and the league’s third-highest.

With six assists to his name so far, he currently leads the team on the assist log.

His contributions have helped the club remain top of the Segunda as they hope to make a return to the Spanish topflight at the end of the 2021/22.

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