Rangers have confirmed the signing of Umar Sadiq on a season long loan from Roma.
The 21-year-old joined the Italian club in 2016 but has spent most of his time on loan since signing and in his six appearances for the senior side, he has scored two goals.
Last season, he enjoyed spells at Torino and Dutch side NAC Breda, scoring five goals in 15 appearances.
The rangy striker who is nicknamed ‘The Flute’ because of his slender frame, is expected to sign a season-long loan deal for Steven Gerrard’s Rangers, and the new boss has been busy in his first transfer window as manager.
The Liverpool legend has so far added Connor Goldson, Nikola Katic, Jamie Murphy, Allan McGreggor, Scott Arfield, Ovie Ejaria and Lassana Coulibaly to his squad this summer.
Gerrard has until midnight on Wednesday to announce his Europa League squad for their clash with Shkupi on Thursday to qualify for the Group Stage.
Rangers fans have been reacting to the arrival of their new striker in Scotland and here’s what they’ve had to say.
Welcome to the most successful club in the world @RangersFC
— DavidRWM149 (@rwm149) July 10, 2018
Stevie’s been playing too much football manager
— Sam Roberts (@Sammyboyy) July 10, 2018
So. Rangers are signing a player nicknamed the flute. ( Umar Sadiq) that will go down well with the Catholics on this country ???
— Robert #letsgo (@rangerslad1983) July 9, 2018
You’ve got to think he’s bringing in sadiq to challenge Alfie. Bringing in Defo would put one of the two down the pecking order and they’ll both want first team football.
— Dave McDonald (@DaveTheRaveMan) July 9, 2018
Will there be anyone left who played for #Rangers last season?
It seems there is a whole new squad of players heading to Ibrox
— Bruce Henderson (@BruceHenderson2) July 9, 2018
I know we don’t want to get ahead of ourselves but my Italian sources say Umar Sadiq is in fact better than Kylian Mbappe. 55. Guaranteed.
— AC? (@awrc93) July 9, 2018
Only heard of him because of my Fifa career mode, but can confidently say he will scored 35+ goals
— Angus ?? (@Rangersangus72) July 10, 2018
Think I’m going to have an early night so Umar Sadiq can sign quicker. ☺️
— Snagsy (@Snagsy1980) July 9, 2018
Don’t worry @ASRomaEN, we’ll take good care of him for you and send him back with a title medal
— Mr. T ??????? (@trademarkhound) July 10, 2018