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Soccer News of Thursday, 16 June 2022


Sadiq tipped to replace Nunez at Benfica

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Super Eagles and UD Almeria striker, Sadiq Umar has been tipped to replace Darwin Nunez at Benfica.

The Uruguayan joined the Reds for a fee of €75m on Tuesday and the Portuguese club has switched their focus to the lanky Super Eagles striker as a suitable replacement for Nunez according to Spanish publication, Larazon.

The 25-year-old attacker guided Almeria to secure promotion to La Liga last term.

Sadiq contributed a total of 30 goals (18 goals and 12 assists) to his side last season.

Benfica could face competition from Sevilla and Valencia as the two La Liga sides are reportedly interested in the Nigerian international.