Real Sociedad close to completing the signing of Umar Sadiq

Real Sociedad are currently working on completing the signing of Umar Sadiq from Almería, according to Cope.

La Real sporting director Roberto Olabe and head of recruitment Erik Bretos are in Madrid negotiating the final details of the operation.

The deal could be worth €20m for the striker who was previously linked with a move to Villarreal.

Real Sociedad want to sign a striker before the transfer window closes this Thursday following the departure of Alexander Isak, who signed for Newcastle United.

Valencia have beaten the Basque side to the signing of Edinson Cavani, as Real Sociedad were not willing to offer the Uruguayan a contract longer than a year.

Sadiq could prove to be the striker to fill the void left by Isak. He scored 18 goals in the Spanish second division last season to help Almería get promoted to La Liga and he has already netted two goals this season.


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