Rangers flop on verge of €20m move to La Liga side after 19-goal season

Rangers flop Umar Sadiq is on the verge of completing a €20million move to Real Sociedad.

The Nigerian international career has been on an upward trajectory since an ill-fated six month spell at Ibrox, on loan from Roma, during the 2018/19 season, making just four appearances under Steven Gerrard.

Across the past four and a half seasons he has scored 69 goals for Perugia, Partizan Belgrade and Almeria, helping the latter win promotion to La Liga.

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In his first three games in the Spanish top-flight he has scored twice, including the winner against Sevilla.

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Real Sociedad, who finished sixth last season to qualify for the Europa League, have completed negotiations over a bumper deal which will see him sign on Wednesday, according to Fabrizio Romano.

Sadiq will be most remembered for his role in a League Cup semi-final defeat to Aberdeen when he was presented with a golden opportunity through on goal but opted to go down in the box instead.

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In an interview with the Sunday Post, he claimed he was due wages from Rangers, that he was fined £20,000 for liking a social media post and was made to feel an outcast and not allowed to use the first-team car park.

“I believe absolutely that I was not given a fair chance to show what I can do. They made me feel like a stranger,” he said.

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Umar Sadiq struggled during his time at Ibrox. Picture: SNS

“As long as I was a Rangers player, I behaved like a professional, giving everything I could of myself to the shirt.

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“But now I don’t want to hear about them and what they are doing any more."

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