Rio 2016 revelation, Sadiq Umar has been officially unveiled by NAC Breda of Holland, following his arrival on loan from AS Roma of Italy.
Umar makes the move to Holland in search of regular playing time, following a torrid spell on loan at Italian side, AS Torino, who on Friday confirmed their agreement with Roma to let him go.
Consequently, Breda on Saturday morning announced their signing of the lanky youth international striker.
Umar arrived Torino in the summer transfer window in a loan deal that would have expired on June 30, 2018, but has departed the club due to his limited playing opportunities that saw him make only three appearances.
He will now return to his parent club but another loan move is on the cards, with Dutch Eredivisie outfit NAC Breda runaway favorites for his signature.
This would be the third loan spell for the lanky forward, having spent the whole of last season at Bologna.
All this come after the Football College Abuja product was signed by Roma on a permanent basis in the summer of 2016.
That same year, the 20-year-old was Nigeria’s joint-top scorer at the Olympic Games with four goals.
Sadiq scored an impressive 27 goals in 32 matches for Spezia in the Primavera, and has tallied 19 goals for Roma’s youth teams.
Umar will remain on loan at Breda until the end of this season, with option to extend the deal for a period of one year.
Breda’s technical director, Hans Smulders said they are happy to grab the 20-year-old top striker, who was Nigeria’s joint-top scorer at the 2016 Olympic Games with four goals to his name.
”In this winter transfer period, we wanted to add scoring power and increase the competition in the front, which was very successful with the arrival of Umar and Mitchell.
”Sadiq is a very talented player who has already made minutes in a top competition. In his search for more playing time, he now has to compete with the other strikers in our team.
“We rent him for half a year, but have expressed the intention to extend this in the summer until mid-2019,” Smulders said.