Perugia announce Umar Sadiq signing just weeks after Rangers flop's Ibrox exit

General Views of Ibrox Stadium before the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on August 6, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The striker spent the first half of the season under Steven Gerrard at Rangers, but left Ibrox six months earlier than planned.

Umar Sadiq of Rangers is shown a yellow card by Referee, John Beaton after diving in an attempt to get a penalty during the Betfred Scottish League Cup Semi Final between Aberdeen and...

Just weeks after his loan to Rangers was cancelled, Umar Sadiq has found a new temporary employer.

Sadiq failed to make a positive impression at Rangers, and was often criticised by the manager who brought him to Ibrox, Steven Gerrard.


But that has not put off another former footballing greats, and the current AC Perugia boss, Alessandro Nesta.


Posting on Twitter earlier this afternoon (Wednesday), Nesta's side confirmed Sadiq's arrival on a six-month loan from AS Roma.

Perugia currently occupy ninth position in Italy's second tier, and will hope that Sadiq can rediscover the form he showed at NAC Breda last season (five goals in 12 appearances) rather than that of his previous loan spell at Rangers (none in four).

Rangers have already moved to replace the Nigerian with Jermain Defoe, the former England international, on an 18-month deal from Bournemouth.

Jermain Defoe of Bournemouth during a training session at Vitality Stadium on December 7, 2018 in Bournemouth, England.

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