Napoli make shock £10m bid for Rangers flop & Nigerian star

Naija Players Abroad By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 24/01/2020

Napoli have made a shock £10m bid for Rangers flop and Nigerian forward Umar Sadiq in this month's transfer window, according to reports.

The 22-year-old Olympics medalist is currently on a season-long loan at Partizan Belgrade from Serie A giants AS Roma where he has been impressive for the Serbian side this term, scoring 11 goals in 18 appearances across all competitions thus far including netting twice his side 4-1 over Astana in the UEFA Europa League back in December.

According to Serbian news outlet Mozzartsport reports that Napoli are looking to add more firepower upfront after struggled to get goals recently, having scored just once in their last three games in the league as Partenopei tabled £10m offer for the Sadiq.

The Kaduna-born struggled for game time during his loan spell with Steven Gerrard's Rangers where he only made four appearances before it was terminated by the end of the year.

Partizan have the option to sign Umar permanently at the end of the season but they might be tempted to release him this month amid interests from Napoli and Qatari clubs.

Partizan are presently second in the league with 44 points and are eleven points adrift of table-toppers Crvena Zvezda.