Steven Gerrard has just given this super eagles striker the saddest news of his career

Super Eagles striker Umar Sadiq loan stint with Rangers will be cut short and will be allowed to return to Italy in January.  Rangers Manager Steven Gerrard gave the green light for Sadiq to leave Ibrox, even with three weeks before the transfer window opens for him to land a replacement.

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And Sadiq’s departure will pave the way for a January bid to land Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke on loan. Sadiq failed to start a Scottish Premiership game during a terrible five months. Gerrard has lost his patience with hopes of the striker being part of his plans and he has been allowed to return to Italy.

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Sadiq previously played down talk of a January return to Italy after struggling for game-time. He said: “It’s too soon to talk about movements. “I am here to play football and I know it won’t be easy.

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“Its a privilege to work with a living legend like Steven Gerrard. “I’m working hard in training and we’re doing the right things. “It’s just too early to talk about leaving. Let’s just see how the future turns out.”