Nigerian striker rejoins Roma

Serie A By: Ayodeji Tunde | 16/06/2017

Nigeria youth international Umar Sadiq has confirmed his return to Italian Serie A giants AS Roma.

The 20-year-old striker who spent the 2016/17 season out on loan at Serie A club Bologna is back for another phase with his capital-based club.

While at Bologna, Sadiq could not meet the expectations of many as he could only make seven league appearances without netting a single goal.

“My loan spell with Bologna didn’t go too well. Injuries slowed me down,” Sadiq told Liberty Radio.

“I’m fully fit now and back at Roma. Hopefully I will travel to team up with them for pre season,” he said.

“There’s a new coach at Roma and that means a fresh start for everybody,” he added.

“I’m eager, fully fit and rearing to prove my worth to him if given the chance in pre season.”

It is understood that Roma parted with as much as £2 million to get Sadiq from Italian Serie B side Spezia at the end of the 2015/16 season.