Atalanta Joins Sevilla In Battle For Sadiq Umar’s Signature
By Amaechi Agbo
2016 Olympic bronze medallist, Sadiq Umar has become a hot bride in European as giants, Atalanta and Sevilla battle for his signature
Italian Serie A Champions League-chasing Atalanta has joined La Liga giants, Sevilla in race for the 26-goal striker
Spanish newspaper La Voz de Almeria claims that the destination of Sadiq could be Italian Serie A as Atalanta have identified the Almeria striker as a possible reinforcement for next season.
The 24-year-old is having a fantastic season at Almeria, scoring eighteen goals in the second-tier of Spanish football and only Espanyol’s Raul de Tomas (22) and Sporting Gijon’s Uro Durdevic (21) have managed to score more than the Nigerian in this season’s LaLiga 2.
AllNigeria Soccer reports
when Sadiq registered the game-winning assist in Almeria’s 1-0 win at CD Tenerife last night, it took his goal involvement to 34 (26 goals, 8 assists) combined for the season – a joint career best for the Football College Abuja product.
Sadiq would be keen on a move to Atalanta if a deal could be agreed as he knows Italian football very well, having previously spent time at Roma, Spezia, Perugia, Torino and Bologna.
Atalanta, who are second in the Serie A table, face competition from Sevilla for the services of the Nigerian attacker.
Sadiq was part of the Nigeria’s U-23 team that won bronze at the 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil