Manchester City are the latest club to join the race for Almeria striker Umar Sadiq, according to reports from the Spanish media.
AS writes that Pep Guardiola’s side have now ‘set their sights’ on the 24-year-old, who’s been drawing the interest from several clubs following his good season in then Second Division.
Manchester City’s plan would be to sign him now and loan him out to French partners Troyes for one year before having him in the Premier League squad for the 2022/23 season.
The English club are joining a race which already features the likes of Spartak Moscow, Eintracht Frankfurt, Sevilla and Villareal.
It’s also worth pointing out that Brighton were recently linked to his signing as well.
AS writes that Almeria demand €30m to let Sadiq go, and since he’s protected with a contract until 2025 and a release clause of €60m, they have enough arguments to be tough in the negotiations for his sale.
Still, the outlet says his departure seems ‘evident’ this summer, as this will be quite a big transfer for the Spanish side.
Sadiq had 22 goals and seven assists in his first season in Spain for the La Liga2 side.