Prolific Nigeria youth international Sadiq Umar was named on the bench by Roma manager Luciano Spalleti for their weekend clash which ended 2-2 against Cagliari.
His bench appearance raised suggestions that he could stay at the Serie A side despite being heavily linked with a loan move away from the team, to gain match experience.
The 19 year old has found games hard to come by since the axing of manager Rudi Garcia, as his replacement Spalleti has sparingly used him since taking over in January.
However his strong showing for Nigeria at the Olympic has alerted top clubs to his availability, and according to a source close to the lanky forward, he will have medicals with Bologna as reported by Owngoalnigeria.com two months ago.
” All is agreed for him to join Roma, he will join them on a co-ownership deal, his medical has already been agreed, what delayed the deal what the percentage of the co-ownership deal which has now been agreed” He told Owngoalnigeria.com.
Last season, he made six appearances for Roma in the Serie A and scored twice, while he found the back of the net 17 times for the Primavera side of the Rome based outfit.