Manchester United target Real Sociedad’s Nigerian striker, Sadiq Umar

... returns to Super Eagles fold after ill-fated World Cup loss to Ghana

Manchester United headhunt Real Sociedad's Nigerian striker, Sadiq Umar

Nigerian striker Sadiq Umar is reportedly a big target for Manchester United ahead of the January transfer window.

Sadiq has been back to his best for Real Sociedad this season, after missing a large chunk of the last campaign with an anterior cruciate ligament injury.

The 26-year-old has featured in all of Real Sociedad’s LaLiga and UEFA Champions League games this season, despite scoring just one goal so far.

He made his Champions League debut against Inter Milan which ended in a draw.

According to Spanish publication Fichajes, Erik ten Hag has serious interest in the lanky forward and could look to move for the striker in the January window with the intention of supplementing Rasmus Hojlund in attack.

The likes of Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford have struggled badly this season and the Red Devils are now seeking offensive reinforcements.

Meanwhile, Sadiq Umar and Tyrone Ebuehi will replace injured Nottingham Forest players Taiwo Awoniyi and Ola Aina on the Super Eagles squad for international friendly games against Saudi Arabia and Mozambique.

Both players have been confirmed Injured by their English Premier League Club, and will have their spots taken by others.

Umar is back with the Super Eagles after a long time out while Empoli defender, Tyrone Ebuehi also makes a return.

Super Eagles Head Coach Jose Peseiro will get his first check on the lanky forward who last played for Nigeria in March 2022, during the ill-fated World Cup playoff loss to Ghana.

The upcoming Friendly matches will take place in Portugal this week, with Nigeria scheduled to face Saudi Arabia on October 13 before taking on Mozambique, days later.

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