After months of transfer speculations surrounding Nigeria international Sadiq Umar, the Almeria striker has finally sealed the much-anticipated move to another Spanish club Real Sociedad, PUNCH Sports Extra reports.
According to transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano, Almeria and Sociedad have completed negotiations for the former Roma striker for a transfer fee in the region of €20m.
The 25-year-old is expected to travel to the Basque Country for his medical, before putting pen to paper to sign a long-term contract and be unveiled as a new Sociedad player.
“Umar Sadiq to Real Sociedad, done deal as expected. Negotiations are completed around €20m — he will travel soon for medical tests,” Romano tweeted.
The departure of Swedish striker Alexander Isak to English Premier League side, Newcastle, played a huge role in Sadiq moving to the Basque club, as they identified the Nigeria international as a perfect replacement.
The former Almeria striker has been sought after by several clubs in Spain, with Villarreal, Sevilla, and Getafe among some of them.
Sadiq has grown to become fans favourites at Almeria, playing a major role as the Rojiblancos secured promotion back to the top division as champions of the Segunda Division, after eight years of asking.
During his spell with the club, the Nigerian scored 39 goals in 76 LaLiga 2 appearances, with 19 assists.
The Super Eagles striker could make his debut with Los Txuri-Urdin, as they are fondly called, when they host Atletico Madrid on match-day 4 of LaLiga on Saturday.
Sadiq has hit the ground running in the topflight league, having scored two goals from three games in the league and will hope to guide Sociedad to success in their quest to win the Europa League.