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Tottenham and West Ham top scouts will be in Garoua to monitor Super Eagles debutant, Sadiq Umar.
The UD Almeria striker was on the radar of several European clubs after Bayern Munich, Manchester City and Sevilla fell heads over heels for the forward last summer, but rumour soon turn to dust and he is now a subject of a bidding war between two London clubs.
Tottenham and West Ham would be sending scouts to Garoua, the venue of Nigeria AFCON 2021 group matches to watch the Super Eagles striker closely.
The essence of this move is to ascertain Sadiq's style of football and report back to Antonio Conte and David Moyes respectively if the Nigerian will be a good addition to their clubs next summer.
Devil's boss, Monchi has not hidden his admiration for the former Glasgow Rangers striker and has indicated his readiness to lure the UD Almeria star to Pizjuan next summer.
But Sevilla must be ready to splash the cash to wade off suitors from England.
Reports from Spain revealed that Almeria is willing to cash in on their prized assets and will be ready to sell their star player for € 30M, a price that is too high for Sevilla while Tottenham and West Ham will be ready to accept such an offer.
It remains to be seen where the striker who has scored 8 goals and 7 assists in 19 matches ends up next summer.
But the absence of Emmanuel Dennis and Victor Osimhen from AFCON offers a fresh opportunity for Sadiq Umar to prove why he is rated as the hottest striker in the Spanish Segunda division last season.