Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is interested in a loan move for centre-forward Umar Sadiq from Italian giants Roma, according to a report.

The Sun claims that the 21-year-old is on the radar of Gerrard, as he looks to increase his options in the final third.

It is understood that Dutch side NAC Breda have the option to take the colossus striker on loan for a second season next year, but a deal is yet to be agreed with Roma.

Sadiq is a towering 6ft 3in according to TransferMarkt.

Football Insider verdict: 

Alfredo Morelos is the only senior option to lead the attack for the Gers going into next year and Gerrard could do with signing two new strikers before the summer window closes. The Light Blues will have to nudge NAC Breda aside to try win the race for Sadiq, but he is a promising talent that could fire goals in Scotland. He enjoyed a short-term loan with the Dutch side in the second half of the 2017/18 season, scoring five goals and supplying three assists in 13 appearances. The Nigeria international has decent pace and is also a physical presence that can lead the line. Rangers desperately need some more options in the centre-forward area and pre-season is creeping up on them already. They have already confirmed four new arrivals in the shape of Ovie Ejcaria, Allan McGregor, Scott Arfield and Jamie Murphy, while Brighton defender Connor Goldson could join for £3million this week. That is why adding a loan star makes perfect sense and unknown talent Sadiq does tick a lot of boxes.

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