Transfer News: Nigerian striker set for Torino move

Serie A By: Ayodeji Tunde | 14/08/2017

Sadiq Umar

Nigerian striker Sadiq Umar is reportedly set to switch clubs in the Serie A as there are talks that he would be leaving AS Roma for a season-long loan move to Torino.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio’s official website, Sadiq who was part of the Nigeria Olympic football team will join Torino on a season-long loan, with the view to a permanent move next summer for €6m.

However, Roma retain a counter-option to keep the 20-year-old at the end of his spell away for €2m.

It is understood that Sadiq who was in action for Roma in their weekend friendly against Celta Vigo will undergo medicals with Toro on Tuesday, seemingly putting an end to their search for a forward to complement Andrea Belotti.

The Dream Team VI Olympic bronze medalist made his professional breakthrough with the Giallorossi in January 2016, going on to score twice in six appearances.

He then joined Bologna on loan for the 2016-17 campaign but played just seven times in Serie A, mainly due to injuries.