Rangers boss Gerrard confirms interest in lanky Umar

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has revealed that he wants to bring Roma forward Sadiq Umar to Ibrox this summer.

Umar, 21, scored twice in six Serie A appearances for Roma during the 2015-16 season, but has spent time out on loan with Bologna, Torino and NAC Breda over the last couple of years.

Last term, the striker netted five times in 12 league matches for Breda, and Gerrard has confirmed that he is interested in bringing the Nigeria Under-23 international to Scotland.

“We’re a fan of Umar Sadiq. He’d bring us a forward option – height, power, presence. He’s a player that works too hard believe it or not,” Gerrard was quoted as saying by the Daily Record.

“He does tons and tons of running. He’s very enthusiastic. He’s the type of player who gives you just as much out of possession as he does in possession which is very important.

“We’ve got an interest but at the moment he’s still a Roma player. It’s ongoing. We have to be respectful and see how it progresses but he’s someone we like.”

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