Russian Premier League giants Spartak Moscow have reportedly made a bid to sign Nigerian striker Umar Sadiq from Spanish club Almeria. This is according to the report from Spanish publication AS. It was stated that Spartak Moscow have made a €16m bid for the former AS Roma attacker and that they have not met the asking price slapped on the player by his Spanish club.


Umar Sadiq is attracting the interest of Spartak Moscow and other European teams after his impressive return of 28 goals and nine assists in 56 games for both Almeria and Partizan Belgrade of Serbia last season.

Sadiq is seen as a potential replacement for Jordan Larsson at Spartak Moscow. Jordan is the son of Swedish football icon Henrik Larsson and he was formerly a player with the famed La Masia Academy. Jordan has been linked with a move away from the Russian Premier League thereby prompting Spartak Moscow to target Sadiq as possible replacement for him.

Ex-Roma player Sadiq has a release clause of €60m in his Almeria contract at the moment but the Spanish team is ready to sell him if any interested club submits a €30m bid for him.

German Bundesliga outfit Eintracht Frankfurt is also an admirer of Sadiq and the club has firmed up its interest in the player with a bid. It was reported that an €18m bid has been submitted by Frankfurt for the player plus bonuses but Almeria have turned it down just like they did with the bid from Spartak Moscow.

Eintracht Frankfurt striker Andre Silva is on the radar of a lot of big European teams including Premier League club Arsenal after netting 28 goals in the German Bundesliga last season. Only Bayern Munich hitman Robert Lewandowski scored more goals than him in the German top flight last season and Sadiq could replace him if he leaves the club this summer. Another Frankfurt striker Luka Jovic is returning to Real Madrid after his loan spell with the club. Jovic was a Frankfurt player before Real Madrid paid €60m to sign him.