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Rangers: Former Gers flop Umar Sadiq wanted by Bayern Munich

Umar Sadiq endured a difficult loan spell at Rangers in 2018 but is now reportedly wanted by Bayern Munich, which suggests that Steven Gerrard failed to get the best out of him during his time at Ibrox.

Sadiq joined the Gers on loan from Roma in the summer of 2018 but was promptly sent back to the Serie A side in December after failing to impress Gerrard with his performances.

During his time at Ibrox, the Nigerian forward made just four senior appearances in all competitions for the Light Blues, failing to contribute a single goal or assist in that time.

Was Sadiq given enough chances at Rangers?

Yes

Yes

No

No

He subsequently joined Partizan Belgrade on a permanent deal after an initial loan spell, before moving to La Liga 2 side Almeria in last summer’s transfer window.

His performances with the Spanish club this season have been hugely impressive, with 17 goals and five assists to his name in just 32 appearances, which has led to Champions League holders Bayern Munich being linked with him in recent weeks.

However, if they want to sign him this summer, it seems as if they may have to pay his reported €60m (£52m) release clause, which could rise to €80m (£69m) if Almeria earn promotion to the top-flight this season.

It seems remarkable that the Bundesliga champions would be keen on someone who failed to get into Gerrard’s side at Rangers just three years ago, but his performances since leaving Ibrox have been excellent, which makes you question why he wasn’t given more of a chance in the 2018/19 season.

The Nigerian international played a full 90 minutes just once for the Gers, in a 1-0 defeat against Aberdeen in the League Cup, whilst his other three appearances came from the bench, totalling just 26 minutes.

He was never really given the chance to impress in Gerrard’s side, who arguably failed to properly unleash his obvious potential during his time in Scotland, and it now seems as if the striker is destined for a move to an elite club in the near future.

In other news… Gerrard should unleash 20 y/o gem next season, he’s a “manager’s dream” 

Article title: Rangers: Former Gers flop Umar Sadiq wanted by Bayern Munich

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