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Did Steven Gerrard make a rash Rangers decision over Umar Sadiq?

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Did Steven Gerrard make a rash Rangers decision over Umar Sadiq?

The 22-year-old is the subject of a bid from Serie A giants Napoli.

Former Rangers flop Umar Sadiq is the subject of a £10 million bid from Napoli for his services, according to Mozzart Sport.

Sadiq managed just four appearances at Ibrox and was largely shocking.

He failed to get going and fell way down the pecking order in Steven Gerrard’s squad.

The Nigerian forward has been firing on all cylinders for Partizan Belgrade since signing in the summer.

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Since arriving on loan from Roma he has netted 16 goals and registered 12 assists.

Five of his goals have come in this season’s Europa League and he played twice against Manchester United.

News of a big-money bid from the Serie A giants will surely humour Rangers supporters.


Sadiq never got going in Scottish football but maybe his form this season suggests that Gerrard perhaps didn’t give him enough time.

The 22-year-old has shown this season that he boasts great potential.

He has scored different types of goals and proved that with the right level of service he can find the net.

Sadiq was given just one substitute appearance in the league under Gerrard and was largely struggling to make the 18-man squad.

Now that he is set to become a £10 million player, Rangers might feel that they missed a trick with the player.


Roma are set to be disgruntled as they have included a future fee of £1.5 million for Partizan to make the deal permanent.

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Now the Serbian outfit are willing to send him straight to Napoli to pocket £10 million, Roma are demanding £5 million from Partizan.

Rangers might have given Sadiq a run in the team and he still proved incapable of doing the business.

Given the creativity Gerrard has at his disposal last season, however, that would have seemed unlikely.

Rangers will now never know what might have been and supporters will watch with intrigue if he does earn a big move to Napoli.

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