Umar Sadiq leaves door open for Roma return

John Solano

Former Roma and current Almeria striker Umar Sadiq reflected on his spell in the Italian capital and even left the door open for a potential return to the club.

The Nigerian joined the Giallorossi in 2015 on loan from Spezia, where he had spent three years in the club’s youth ranks. His move was made permanent a year later, however, he would spend the next four years at various clubs on loan.

He ultimately found his footing in 2019 with Serbian giants Partizan. The attacker racked up 23 goals in 52 appearances, leading to a switch to Spanish side Almeria in October 2020.

At Almeria, Sadiq has transformed into the team’s most prolific goalscorer, tallying 39 goals and 17 assists in 76 total appearances.

Asked if he’d be open to potentially returning to Roma, the 25 year-old left the door open during an interview with TribalFootball.

“Roma is my second home. I have my house there and my family there,” stated the Nigerian international.

“Roma gives me a beautiful atmosphere and everything for me. You never know the future but right now I need to remain focused on my career at Almeria.”

Sadiq also weighed in on the emergence of young Roma attacker and Ghanian international Felix Afena-Gyan.

The two faced each other during last month’s international break, with Sadiq believing the youngster will contribute to the Giallorossi.

“He is doing good and I’m sure he will give a lot to Roma. He should just keep being humble and continue to learn.”

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