Umar Sadik is once again one step away from Real Sociedad. Almost 24 hours after both clubs will reach an agreement in principle, the Nigerian striker is approaching the realistic entity again when there are only a few hours left in a transfer market that this year will close at midnight from September 1 to 2. It will be the last day of the most hectic, unpredictable and largest investment market in txuri-urdin history. The club enters these last few hours with their swords raised high and the expectations of their fans through the roof after the latest events around Sadiq. Everything indicates that the closing of the operation is imminent.
As you already know, after reaching an agreement in principle on Tuesday night between Almería and Real for the transfer of the Nigerian for 20 plus 8 million euros in variables and 10% of a hypothetical future sale to a third party, the managers The rojiblancos broke the pact and, as is logical, they forced the player to attend his squad’s morning training session this Wednesday. Late at night on August 31, the talks continue.
It is curious, because several of the participants in the negotiation even considered the agreement closed at the expense of the definitive yes of Turki Al-Sheikh, owner of the Andalusian entity, without even the slightest problem being expected, since his sports director and his commercial director were at the meeting, who were communicating any news to him. At the last minute, Jokin Aperribay sent a message to Juanma Castaño, presenter of The Great Match of the Copeto clarify that the signing was not yet finalized. The president did not quite see it clearly.
Well, this Wednesday morning Al-Sheikhwho has a reputation for being eccentric, unpredictable, populist and highly influenced by his fans, who should not have been happy with the announced conditions, slammed on the brakes and backed down, in addition to breaking the agreement, leaving the operation at a standstill.
According to Onda Cero Almería, the mother of all battles is that Al-Sheikh He intends that the fixed number be greater, something understandable among other things, when the club that has sat down to negotiate the purchase of its star has just entered 70 million and it is urgent to find a substitute with guarantees against the clock. In addition, Almería has always defended that Sadiq’s sale price was 30 million, so it was difficult to justify a price reduction to his parish after, on top of that, he had scored two goals in three games in the First Division. He could even have advanced the hiring of his relief, Luis Vazquezfrom Boca Juniors.
As we have been reporting, the Real does not intend to commit crazy things and it was quite unexpected that he faced those amounts that far exceed 17 million for the largest transfer in its history, which was Illarramendi. An authorized txuri-urdin voice wanted to play down the importance of the conversations and clarified that they were in a tentative situation, something that does not correspond at all to what was stated by those present at the meeting on Monday, who came to consider the transfer finalized .
And if that was not enough, sadiqwhich is staying in a hotel in Almeria Waiting for events, he is very upset with the reaction of his club, since Real triples his salary. As almost always happens in these types of negotiations, the latest battles are centered on the famous fringes, which is where the talks are focused late on Wednesday.
The forecasts are optimistic again after a day typical of a roller coaster. It’s already a matter of hours.