Report claims Tottenham and Liverpool are chasing 19-year-old striker Umar Sadiq

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The forward is currently on loan at Roma from Serie B side Spezia.

Tottenham and Liverpool have reportedly joined the race to sign 19-year-old striker Umar Sadiq, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

The Nigerian is contracted to Serie B side Spezia but is currently on loan in the league above with Roma. And despite showing glimpses of real quality in the top flight, Gazzetta reports that the Italian heavyweights plan to sign the forward permanently for around £2m before letting him leave immediately in an attempt to make a quick profit, with the report suggesting that they would be looking for around £9.6m.

Gazzetta hints that the Premier League may well be where Sadiq's future lies with the title contenders and the Reds monitoring his situation in anticipation of a summer move.

However, they may have to see off competition from Ligue 1 side Lyon, who Gazzetta claim are also interested in the youngster.

Though the prospect has not played for the side since January, he has hinted that he has the potential to be a special talent in the future.

He has scored two goals in six appearances for Luciano Spalletti's men, and put in a man of the match display against Chievo.

And at 6 ft 6 ins, it is fair to say that he would add a considerable aerial threat to whichever team manages to bag his signature.

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