You may have missed it over the weekend but former on-loan Rangers striker Umar Sadiq, yes, that one, has had an incredible €60million price -tag put on him to fend off interest from Sevilla.
His form for current club Almeria in Spain’s second tier has been that impressive that one of the country’s big guns are looking to add the Ibrox flop to their squad for next season something that few – actually, nobody – would have seen coming judging by the way his short spell in Glasgow went.
With 20 goals and six assists for Partizan Belgrade and his current club this season, his stock has risen, and he now appears to be fulfilling the potential that saw the 24-year old Nigerian international end up at Roma, taking a step back to work his way back up appears to be paying dividends and it looks as though he will be heading back up the leagues pretty soon.
How much fun are you having this season?
More than enough!
Rangers fans’ memories of the gangly front man are less amiable, however, this didn’t stop them having fun when the news of the price-tag was circulated on social media:
Always said he was a player !🤣🤣
— Gaz (@Gazcalder) February 20, 2021
No idea how to describe him man.
Tries a step over and falls on his arse then produces this 2 minutes later… https://t.co/MLJaGOOiM2
— 55_Cartel (@Pena_Cartel) February 20, 2021
Starting to think we were sent a lookalike instead
— Andy McFaul (@Andy_McFaul) February 20, 2021
Is there 2 of them?
— john watson (@johnwatson43) February 20, 2021
Confirmation that we are living in a simulation
— Hunter (@Vronsky01) February 20, 2021
And one fan who perhaps wrote what everyone else thought about Sadiq at the time, given how little Steven Gerrard trusted him to do a job:
Pressure of playing for Rangers ain’t for everyone
— John Brotton (@brotton_john) February 20, 2021
One thing that hasn’t been said is – if Sadiq is worth €60m, what price for Alfredo Morelos?!