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Gerrard signs Sodiq on a season long loan for Rangers from Roma

Gerrard signs Sodiq on a season long loan for Rangers from Roma

Scottish giants Rangers have signed Nigeria forward Sadiq Umar on a season-long loan from Serie A side AS Roma.

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is a big fan of the Rio 2016 Olympic Bronze medallist and made him a top priority on his arrival at Ibrox.

“Gerrard told me about the team, the players, he said everyone will help me if I came here and he will help me go forward in my career, and you don’t have to think twice when someone says that to you.” Umar said.

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The club also expressed their delight at landing the Nigeria international.

“Rangers are delighted to announce the signing of Umar Sadiq on a season-long loan from Roma, subject to international clearance,” read a statement on club website.

“The powerful striker, who stands at six foot three, joins the club for the 2018/19 campaign with a huge pedigree from his young career. He will be Steven Gerrard’s ninth signing of the summer.

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“At 21-years-old Umar has already impressed with Roma and on loan, most notably during a spell at NAC Breda last season. He scored five in 12 appearances in the Dutch Eredivisie. To date, he has netted twice in six senior appearances for his parent club Roma, after breaking into the first team aged just 18.”

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