As reported by The Herald, Rangers have reached agreement with Roma to sign 21-year-old striker Umar Sadiq on a season long loan this summer.
Subject to securing a work permit, the player will become Rangers’ eight signing of the summer so far, according to the paper.
The player does not meet the automatic criteria with regards to a work permit, but the report states that the Light Blues are optimistic the forward will be able to play in the Scottish Premiership next term.
Sadiq most recently spent a spell on loan at Eredivisie, making 13 appearances for NAC Breda in the second half of last season, scoring five goals. That suggests he is ready for more first team football and Ibrox could be the perfect environment.
However, the move surely closes the door on a potential permanent switch for Jason Cummings this summer, who moved to Ibrox on a loan basis from Nottingham Forest in January, with an option to buy.
With Alfredo Morelos also at the club and Steven Gerrard still reportedly chasing the likes of Liverpool forward Ben Woodburn, is there room for the former Hibs man ahead of the 2018/19 campaign?
Cummings made just nine starts in Rangers colours, with another nine coming from the bench. However, he did net six goals in his time in Scotland, suggesting that with regular action he could be a hit with supporters.
The prospect of him re-signing with the club now seems slim though, with Gerrard apparently moving further afield with more adventurous targets this summer.
Perhaps in another timeline Cummings goes on to become a Rangers hero. Who knows, perhaps we’ll even see a renewed attempt from the Light Blues to secure his services this summer.
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