Arsenal chase Nigerian striker, offer Roma £10.25m

Relatively unknown Nigerian striker, Sadiq Umar who plays for Roma may be thrown into limelight as it was learnt that English Premier League club Arsenal have tabled a bid for his services.

According to Italian newspaper La Repubblica, the Serie A giants, AS Roma, have rejected Arsenal’s initial approach for the 19-yearold thought to be in the region of £10.25 million.

Roma will only listen to offers for the Nigerian starlet if an improved offer is made by the North London club.

It is understood the Rome-based club want at least £11.8 million for the young striker. Sadiq has impressed at youth level and had scored five goals in nine Uefa Youth League games, plus another 11 in seven matches in Italy.

Despite his relative inexperience, the target man has already made his full first-team debut and has scored two goals in six appearances.

Umar joined Roma from Spezia in 2014.

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