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Babangida tips Umar Sadiq for stardom after stellar Almeria season

Umar Sadiq can become a star player for Nigeria in the future, Super Eagles legend Tijani Babangida.

After a promising performance as a teenager at a tournament in Croatia, Sadiq was picked up by Italian club Spezia, as reported by

He joined Roma on loan in 2015/16 and the deal eventually became permanent, with Sadiq making his league debut for the Giallorossi on November 21.

But Sadiq found it hard to break into the Roma first-team and was subsequently shipped out on loan several times.

Across four years, Sadiq spent time at Bologna, Torino, NAC Breda, Rangers, Perugia and Partizan Belgrade.

The 24-year-old forward eventually landed at Spanish Segunda side Almeria in October last year and hasn’t looked back.

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