Umar Sadiq has revealed he is a huge admirer of “exceptional” Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos.
In an interview with the Sunday Post, the Ibrox flop raved about Sadiq but was hugely critical of the club and manager Steven Gerrard for his treatment of him.
“One man I do wish all the luck and success to in the future, though, is Alfredo Morelos,” Sadiq told the Sunday Post. “He was my fellow striker, and I felt good with him during the time I was in Scotland.
“I would say that he is a very good player and an exceptional guy. He will be one of the few Rangers that I will follow with affection.”
Football Insider verdict:
Sadiq and Morelos clearly struck up a rapport during the 22-year-old’s spell in Glasgow, which ended in igominy when his season-long loan was terminated a month before the winter window opened. That is quite insightful and surprising, even, as the Nigerian and Colombian strikers were rivals for the centre-forward berth at Rangers. Sadiq’s four appearances came when Morelos was not in the team, most famously when he spearheaded the attack in the Scottish League Cup semi-final defeat to Aberdeen. The loanee was not seen in a Rangers shirt subsequent to that, and was forced to train with the reserves before he was binned completely. Sadiq has subsequently joined Serie B outfit Perugia on loan from parent club Roma, and appears to have found his level, scoring twice in his last three matches. As for Morelos, he has continued to thrive since his former teammate’s exit and is set to top the Scottish goal charts this season.
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