Umar Sadiq’s expected transfer to Real Sociedad was on the verge of collapsing according to reports, but the Forward is now set to undergo his medicals.
It was widely reported that Real Sociedad and UD Almeria had agreed a €20m transfer fee for the forward and the player was expected to have his obligatory medicals on Wednesday.
According to Spanish journalist Marco Antonio Sande, the deal was on the verge of falling through as parties failed to agreed the final details of the contract.
Marco Antonio claimed the negotiation was tensed and it seems UD Almeria were ready to pull the plug.
The 25-year-old had prepared to leave for Sociedad last night, but eventually stayed back to train with his teammates.
However, hours later fresh updates on the potential transfer, including from Fabrizio Romano, revealed Real Sociedad aren’t given up of signing the Nigerian forward.
Real Sociedad have booked medical tests for Umar Sadiq in the morning. Paperwork being prepared with Almeria on €20m deal plus €6m add-ons completed on Wednesday night. ⚪️🔵 #RealSociedad
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 1, 2022
Sociedad see the Nigerian as the ideal replacement for Alexander Isak who left the Anoeta Stadium to join Newcastle United – also made his debut on Wednesday against Liverpool.
Umar Sadiq, a former AS Roma and Glasgow Rangers forward, has scored two goals in three LaLiga games for Almeria this season.
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