Umar Sadiq's close friend claims he is set to join Rangers

Steven Gerrard is unveiled as the new manager of Rangers football Club at Ibrox Stadium on May 4, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Scottish Premiership giants Rangers look set to sign Umar Sadiq from Serie A side Roma.

Sadiq Umar (L) of Nigeria and Kevin Balanta of Colombia in action during the match between Colombia and Nigeria mens football for the Olympic Games Rio 2016 at Arena Corinthians on August...

It has been another busy summer at Rangers and Steven Gerrard’s revolution is not finished yet.

Rangers have been heavily linked with signing the Roma striker Umar Sadiq and the Scottish Sun stated on Tuesday that the Glasgow giants were even willing to pay a six-figure fee to loan the 21-year-old for the season.

A tally and rangy striker, the 6ft 3ins Sadiq showed his talent during a temporary spell at NAC Breda in Holland between January and May, where he scored five times in 12 Eredivisie outings.

Umar Sadiq (R) of Torino FC is challenged by Hector Moreno of AS Roma during the Serie A match between Torino FC and AS Roma at Stadio Olimpico di Torino on October 22, 2017 in Turin,...

The report added that Steven Gerrard was confident that a deal could be agreed within a couple of days. And it seems that the 37-year-old was right to be confident.

Because Sadiq’s close friend Mohammed Mowiz Suleiman has claimed on his radio show Liberty Sports Ride for Liberty Radio (28 June) that the youngster is indeed heading to Glasgow.

“He (Sadiq) has agreed to join Rangers because at Roma the coach couldn’t guarantee him regular run of games if he stays,” Suleiman said. "Something he knows he can get in Scotland with Rangers.

Sadiq UMAR of Nigeria and Allan Vargas of Honduras battle for the ball during a match between Nigeria and Honduras as part of Men`s Football - Olympics at Mineirao Stadium on August 20,...

"I think the catch has to be the chance of working with Steven Gerrard. The move per the last time I spoke with Sadiq should be done by next week.

"He recently got married to his Italian girlfriend, so the issue of work permit won’t be an issue."

It all looks good for Rangers then. Sadiq’s impending arrival is likely to coincide with the departure of striking flop Eduardo Herrera, who is expected to return to Mexico after a single forgettable season in Scotland’s top flight.

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