Portuguese giants, Benfica have identified Umar Sadiq as perfect replacement for Uruguayan forward Darwin Nunez, reports Completesports.com.
Benfica are in the market for a new striker after selling Nunez to Premier club, Liverpool.
Nunez completed his €75m transfer to the Reds on Tuesday.
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The 22-year-old incidentally moved to Benfica from Almeria two years ago after spending just one season with the Rojiblancos.
According to Spanish publication, Larazon, Benfica have set their sights on signing Sadiq from the LaLiga new boys.
Sadiq scored 18 goals and provided 12 assists to help the Rojiblancos secure promotion to LaLiga last season.
LaLiga clubs clubs, Valencia and Sevilla had also been linked with the 25-year-old.
By Adeboye Amosu
This will actually be great, the national team will get a player moving in the right direction of bettering their experience, more European experience. If this is true, he will be joining a team that will be playing in the champions league if they qualify or Europa league.
Nunez will be hard to replace. Sadiq us not even close.nunez and Halaand in same league not Sadiq. Sadiz has to improve is finishing he’s too sluggish.
One good season and now you’re going to place nunez in haaland’s level? Football has a way of surprising us all, can’t wait for next season to start, as for umar, sevilla wanted this guy, xavi was a bit interested, real betis wanted this guy, delima ronaldo wanted this guy in his club Valladolid, this guy left his club for afcon, they didn’t win a single game till he returned,then won them the league, now benfica sees him as like for like for nunez, if all i have mentioned can’t give you a clue that this guy must have something special, then man i don’t know man…
Hmm! Have ever bothered to follow thus young man progress in all the clubs he played? Oh your just been sentimental in your judgement. Pls wake up bro.
Block head E Samuel. Not even Your son will make such comment.
Don’t ever talk to Endurance Samuels like that. Do you know who he is? You better respect your elders.
He is good player in all ramifications… now, he is moving to a tougher league where he will have to step up also. He has to use his frame more quickly and convert even half chances to goals…no time to check time my brother…be more technical and tactical in your finishing…