German Bundesliga side Bayern Leverkusen have stepped up their pursuit of Nigeria Olympic team forward Sadiq Umar, who is also heavily courted by Serie A side Crotone and Bologna
The highly rated 19 year old has been made available for loan by Roma after losing his spot in the team in the second half of last season, when Rudi Garcia was replaced by Luciano Spalleti.
German Bundesliga side Bayern Leverkusen initially sounded out the forward in July but were told to wait until he returns back to Italy from his holidays.
Sadiq was close to sealing a loan switch to Crotone before Bologna stepped into the picture, furthermore a decision on his preferred loan destination was further delayed due to his involvement with the Nigerian Olympic team.
Apparently pleased by his showing at the games, the Bundesliga side reestablished communications with his intermediary early this week and are hopeful of beating Crotone and Bologna to his signature.
With the Olympics coming to an end on Sunday, the lanky forward according to leaks gathered by Owngoalnigeria.com will in the coming days make a decision on his future.