Former Nigeria international Mutiu Adepoju has congratulated Umar Sadiq following his transfer from Almeria to Real Sociedad.
Sadiq completed his move to Sociedad in Thursday’s transfer deadline day.
And Adepoju who featured for Sociedad from 1996 to 2000, urged Sadiq to continue his scoring feat at his new club.
Adepoju wrote on Twitter:”Dear Sadiq, congratulations on your move to Real Sociedad. This is where legends are made, so feel at home and keep the goals coming.“
Sadiq joined Almeria in 2020 from Serbian club Partizan Belgrade and went on to score 40 goals in 79 appearances for the Spanish side.
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His goals proved vital for Almeria as it helped them win the Spanish second division title and also promotion to the elite division.
Born in Kaduna, Sadiq started playing football on the streets of his hometown at an early age.
He later played for local team Kusa Boys, before joining the Future of Africa Football Academy and finally the Football College Abuja.
In June 2013, Sadiq traveled with FCA to Croatia and participated at the Kvarnerska Rivijera youth tournament.
He finished as the competition’s top scorer and helped his team become the champions.
Following his promising performances in Croatia, Sadiq was acquired by Italian club Spezia.
He failed to make any first-team appearances, but played regularly for the youth setup. In the 2014–15 season, Sadiq became the Campionato Primavera top scorer, tallying an impressive 26 goals in 24 games.
In July 2015, Sadiq joined Roma on a one-year loan. He was transferred alongside his teammate and compatriot Nura Abdullahi for €250,000 each with a buyout clause of €1,250 million per player.
Having bagged eight goals in his first three Primavera matches for Roma, Sadiq made his Serie A debut on 21 November, replacing Juan Iturbe after 88 minutes in a 2–2 away draw against Bologna.
Sadiq scored his first goal on 20 December, netting only seven minutes after coming on as an 82nd-minute substitute for Mohamed Salah, helping his team to a 2–0 home win over Genoa.
On 6 January 2016, Sadiq bagged his second goal in his first start for Roma, opening the scoring in the 7th minute of an eventual 3–3 away draw against Chievo. He finished the season with two goals in six Serie A appearances.
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