Futbalgalore.com can confirm that the AS Roma has reached an agreement with Partizan Belgrade for the loan of striker Sadiq Umar.
Sadiq, 22, joined Roma’s academy from Spezia in the summer of 2015 – immediately joining up with the club’s Under-19 side.
He made his senior debut for the club against Genoa in November 2015, and scored his first senior goal for the club in January 2016.
An Olympic bronze medallist with Nigeria in the summer of 2016, he spent the 2016-17 season on loan at Serie A side Bologna. He was also farmed out to Torino and NAC Breda on loan. Last season he had two further loan spells, at Glasgow Rangers and Italian Serie
B side Perugia.
In total Sadiq has made six appearances for the Giallorossi, scoring two goals.
The Nigerian started just ONCE for Steven Gerrard’s Rangers side when he lead the line in the Betfred Cup semi-final defeat to Aberdeen in October at Hampden.
It was to be the final of his four appearances for the Ibrox side where he failed to score a goal, before he was shipped back to Roma in January, where he was then loaned to Perugia.
Sadiq later slammed the Rangers manager claiming his stay in Scotland was a ‘nightmare’, before insisting he was made to train with the Light Blues’ kids after being frozen out.
Partizan Belgrade have paid Roma a £90,000 loan fee and have the option to buy the frontman in a £1.5million deal.