Transfer: Villarreal joins race for Sadiq

Villarreal will reportedly consider a move to sign Almeria striker Umar Sadiq, who is also wanted by Newcastle United, understands.

With Danjuma likely to leave, the Yellow Submarines want to bring in Sadiq as a replacement. Sadiq is a man in demand after a fantastic season with Almeria.

The Super Eagles star played a vital role in Almeria’s return to the Spanish topflight, scoring 18 goals and creating another 12 in 36 La Liga Two games.

The 25-year-old will be allowed to leave this summer if Almeria receives an offer of €25m (£20m) for their star attacker, a valuation Villarreal are contemplating as Emery looks to add to the Yellow Submarine’s attack for next season.

Villarreal are one of the more interesting sides in Spain, and for Sadiq, Emery’s side could be a more alluring destination this summer given the club’s record in Europe and the platform the side will give the striker next season.

Moreover, if reports are to be believed, Newcastle have already moved on to other striking targets, giving Villarreal a clear shot at signing Sadiq this summer whilst the Magpies are focused on different players.

Sadiq joined Almeria in 2020 and still has three years left on his contract, but that will not stop Villarreal, who already have another Nigerian star Samuel Chukwueze on their books.