Saturday Aug 27, 2016. 11:48
Rio Olympics star Sadiq Umar will join Bologna from fellow Italian Serie A side AS Roma on a permanent basis it has been agreed.
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An official of Sadiq Umar’s academy, the Abuja Football College, disclosed that the striker will be sold permanently by Roma to Bologna with a special proviso that Roma could buy him back at a specially discounted price.
“Discussions over Sadiq’s future have begun and it has now been decided he will be sold on a permanently basis to Bologna, but Roma could have him back at a special price should they want to resign him at some point,” the official specially disclosed.
In June, Roma announced that after of a season-long loan spell from Serie B side Spezia, they have signed the lanky striker for 2.5 million Euros on a four-year contract.
Last season, he scored two goals after making six appearances in Serie A.
‘Jololo’ scored four goals as Nigeria won bronze medal at the football event of the recent Rio Olympics – a brace against Honduras in the bronze medal match as well as a goal against Japan and Sweden.
A number of clubs including German Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen were reportedly interested in signing Sadiq.