The Nigerian striker will leave several million euros in the club’s coffers
The departure of Umar Sadiq from UD Almería practically taken for granted, since there are several great teams that have been interested in the striker. Aware of this situation, the Almeria team has been working for months on the arrival of a striker who can replace the Nigerian. And now, with a few days to go until the market officially opens, we have learned the name of one of them.
It’s about a footballer who plays for Real Sociedad, though he won’t get many chances under Sheriff’s orders. This season he has had minutes under the orders of Sheriff, but they are insufficient for a footballer who is seen as a great projection. However, this next season he will have more competition in the team with the recovery of Carlos Fernández.
Umar Sadiq will leave 25 million euros at UD Almería
Just a few seasons ago, UD Almería sold Benfica to Darwin Núñez. Now, the club led by Turki Al-Sheikh wants to repeat this operation with the Portuguese team and has priced the Nigerian striker at 25 million euros. An affordable operation for Benfica, which just a few days ago received 100 million euros for the transfer of the Uruguayan striker, who has headed to Liverpool.
With this money, added to the 100 million budget that UD Almería will have, the club hopes to find a level reinforcement for the forward. Of course, the philosophy is the same as with Darwin Núñez and Umar Sadiq: sign a young striker who grows with the team to sell him later for a higher amount. And now they have found such an option at Real Sociedad.
The Real Sociedad player that UD Almería likes
As we have been able to learn, one of the footballers that UD Almería likes is Julen Lobete. The 21-year-old striker, a regular in the U21s, has played this season between the first team and the reserve team. However, under the orders of Sheriff he has barely played 287 minutes and next season it seems that everything will be even more complicated, since he will have Isak and Carlos Fernández ahead of him, without counting on the recovery of Oyarzabal.
For its part, the club has not yet extended his contract, which ends in June next year. Thus, UD Almería wants to take advantage of this situation, giving the young player confidence to continue developing his game. Now we just have to wait, but the player will not play in the 1st RFEF and it seems that he is not willing to spend a season on the bench in the Real Sociedad first team.