Roma and Nigeria starlet reveals why he rejected Gerrard’s offer

13 June at 14:25
Roma starlet Umar Sadiq is set to make return to Roma after his loan spells at Torino and NAC Breda. The 21-year-old striker failed to impress with the granata but managed five goals and three assists in 12 competitions in the Netherlands.

The U-21 Nigeria International was offered a chance to join Rangers Glasgow but decided to reject the offer of Steven Gerrard.

​Sadiq has explained his decision in an interview with
“I know many players of my age would not reject the offer to work with Steven Gerrard”, Sadiq said.

“Rangers are a club with a great tradition but at the moment I am ahppy in Rome. I hope to be part of the senior team next season and for now that’s my decision. Who knows, maybe one day I will work with Gerrard.

​Sadiq, 21, has not been included in Nigeria’s World Cup squad but hopes to show his qualities in Rome during the next campaign.


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