Italian Serie A side Bologna will in the coming days complete the loan signing of AS Roma talented teen Sadiq Umar, Owngoalnigeria.com can exclusively reveal.
Bologna are reportedly few details away from the deal which will be a huge blow to newly promoted Serie A side Crotone who were at the driving seat to sign the 19 year old as early as last week.
Owngoalnigeria.com gathered Roma are convinced that Sadiq stands a better chance of having a steady career growth at Bologna than at Crotone who they expect to struggle as they are new to the top division in Italy.
Sadiq is highly rated by Roma and they believe a loan spell to a team where he is guarantee to play on a regular basis for the first team will aid his development faster than playing for their Primavera side.
Last season Sadiq made six appearances for Roma in the Serie A scoring two goals in the process but struggled to get game time under Luciano Spalleti who replaced Rudi Garcia as coach of the Rome based side in January.