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29th Jun, 2018 | 8:31am

Rangers agree deal for latest recruit to join Gerrard's Ibrox revolution - report

Rangers have agreed a deal for Roma striker Umar Sadiq to join the club on a season-long loan deal, according to a report.

The Herald claims that the 21-year-old will be come Steven Gerrard’s eighth signing as Gers boss subject to a work permit.

The Nigerian spent last season on loan at Dutch side NAC Breda in the Netherlands, scoring five goals in the process.

The report goes on to claim that although the Nigerian does not fit the criteria for an automatic work permit, the Gers are more than confident that he will get the nod to play in Scotland.

Football Insider verdict

Steven Gerrard will be delighted that the move for a player he has coveted for a while seems to finally be on the verge of being completed. The Gers have been needing to add more strikers to their squad for next season and Umar Sadiq seems to fit the bill for Gerrard and Mark Allen. Of course, the wait for the work permit could be a bit of a fraught one, but if the club are confident that the Gers will get the nod to allow the player to make the move to Ibrox then perhaps it isn’t worth worrying about. It will be interesting to see if Sadiq plays alongside Alfredo Morelos upfront for the Gers or if they are in direct competition for first-team starts. That however is a decision to be made in the future, and for now Gerrard and Allen will be hoping that the work permit is sorted as soon as possible and Sadiq can begin to get integrated in the Gers squad and into the style of play Gerrard wants to evolve at Ibrox.

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