Umar Sadiq: Nigerian striker leading Almería’s promotion push
UD Almería haven’t been in Spain’s top division since the 2014/15 season, but the club from the sourthern city of the same name are serious contenders for promotion in 2020/21.
Umar Sadiq, their towering 24-year-old Nigerian forward, is perhaps the most important factor in their push, and with 11 LaLiga goals this season has propelled the club into third place in the LaLiga SmartBank.
Sadiq’s presence in Almeria is down to the sporting project laid out by Turki Al-Sheikh, who took over the club in 2019.
The club is committed to signing some of the best talent around, no matter whether from Spain or abroad.
They currently boast the second youngest squad in the division, yet also one of the most valuable.
Having just turned 24, Sadiq is oddly enough one of the oldest in the squad. He’s also one of the club’s most expensive ever signings, after his multimillion Euro transfer from Partizan Belgrade last summer.
There is a lot of pressure on his shoulders this season, with…