Nigerian striker Umar Sadiq netted a brace in Almeria’s pre-season 2-1 win over Real Betis on Wednesday.
Sadiq put Almeria ahead in the 11th minute and scored the winner in the half-hour mark.
The 24-year-old enjoyed a debut campaign with Almeria last season as netted 28 goals and recorded nine assists in all competitions.
He was linked with a possible transfer to former Europe League Champions, but Almeria fights off the interest to retain his services for another campaign.
He singlehandedly led Almeria’s promotion charge last season, but the Club narrowly missed out in the play off.
Sadiq will be hoping to start the 2021-2022 season on a good note when Almeria travel to Cartegena on Monday, August 16 for their season opener.