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Man City join transfer race for Almeria goal-machine Umar Sadiq with Spanish side demanding £26m fee

MANCHESTER CITY have joined the transfer race for Almeria striker Umar Sadiq.

Sadiq, 24, has attracted attention from a number of European clubs including Man City after the striker scored 28 goals and provided nine assists across all competitions last season.

Sadiq scored 20 goals in LaLiga2 last season


Sadiq scored 20 goals in LaLiga2 last seasonCredit: GETTY IMAGES

The forward started off the 2020-21 season at Serbian club Partizan, which saw him score six goals in ten games.

But in October 2020, Sadiq joined LaLiga2 outfit Almeria and he continued his goal-scoring exploits finding the back of the net 20 times in the league.

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And now according to Spanish outlet AS, Man City have joined the likes of Spartak Moscow and Eintracht Frankfurt in the race for the Nigerian international.

The report states that Sadiq would be signed as a City Football Group signing.

And he will be sent out on loan to newly-promoted Troyes in France.

It is suggested that should Sadiq have a successful spell in the top flight of French football, he would be considered for a first team role at Man City.

First, City will have to tempt Almeria to sell and the striker has a £51.6million release clause.

But it is believed that the Spanish club will entertain offers nearer to £25.8m.

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Sadiq had a brief miserable loan spell at Rangers back in 2018, making just one appearance for the club – but he has since got his career back on track.

His only appearance came in the Betfred Cup semi-final defeat to Aberdeen – which saw Lewis Ferguson get on the scoresheet. 

But he has since changed the course of his career and a move to one of Europe’s top five divisions is on the cards.

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