UD Almeria have refused to accept the €16 million offer from La Liga side Getafe for the services of Nigeria international forward Umar Sadiq, according to a report in the Spanish media.
The 24-year-old attacker was at his best for the Spanish side in the just-concluded season in the Segunda Division, where he managed to score a total of 22 goals for his team in both the second division and Copa del Rey.
Getafe believes the Nigerian international has what it takes to improve them, especially on the attacking front.
Last season, they scored just 28 goals in 38 league matches, conceding 43 in the process and went on to finish the campaign in the 15th position.
Getafe managed just nine wins, 11 draws and 18 losses to finish with 38 points. In their bid to perform better in the next campaign, they have reportedly identified the Nigerian as a transfer target.
However, according to Estadiodeportivo, the second-tier side values the Super Eagle in the region of €60 million and is not ready to listen to offers less than that amount.
The forward is seen as a key player for Almeria, who are aiming at getting promoted to La Liga for the 2022/23 campaign.
Sevilla, who had a decent campaign in La Liga after finishing fourth to secure a Uefa Champions League slot, are believed to be the front runners for the services of the striker, since they are expecting Luuk De Jong to leave this summer.