Can Sadiq Umar Surpass Himself This Season?


As reports of transfer requests concerning Sadiq Umar continue to swell, the Nigeria Under-23 International just continues to do what he does best - score jaw dropping goals that excite!


Having been yet again linked to a club in the France Ligue 1 recently, Umar scored a delightful goal this weekend in the Serbian league; racing to meet a pass inside the 18 yard box before selling a deft dummy to 2 defenders with sweeping leg movements and then leaving the hapless goalkeeper for dead with a charming chip that landed delightfully in the back of the net.


He now has an astonishing 3 goals in 4 league matches already this season. In pre-season matches in July, Umar scored 2 goals in 3 matches.

Last season, the one-time Rangers-reject scored a massive 17 goals and provided another remarkable 17 assists in 39 matches having also been involved in many pre-assists contributions towards goals.


The question is now whether he can build on such a phenomenal achievement and from the way he has already started this season (with the nature, complexity and beauty of goals scored in pre-season and in this early stage in the league), he seems determined to meet or even surpass his own achievements.


But what many Super Eagles fans want now is for him to score the goals, provide the assists and contribute to pre-assists in a top 10 European league.


With interests from France on the horizon, with the right price, Partizan Belgrade will be willing to let him go.


However, there should be little doubt around Sadiq Umar's goal scoring capabilities as he found the back of the net 5 times in 12 games for Dutch side NAC Breda in 2018 to show he can do well and bang in goals devastatingly in a reputable league.


In the coming weeks, news around transfer requests from various clubs for Sadiq Umar will not abate, neither will news of him finding the back of the net with blinding regularity and ruthless efficiency.


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