Rangers flop out for season after £18m move, as Celtic star makes big impact on loan

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A Rangers flop has suffered a serious injury, just months after a big move to a big Spanish club.

Umar Sadiq was sent on a season-long loan to Ibrox from Roma back in the summer of 2018, but made just a handful of appearances and had his stay cut short before the end of the year.

Since then, however, his career has gone from strength to strength.

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The striker netted double figures at Partisan in Serbia and then notched up an impressive goal return at Spanish outfit Almeria, earning him a summer move to Real Sociedad for a fee believed to have been around £18m.

Umar Sadiq suffered a major injury.Umar Sadiq suffered a major injury.
Umar Sadiq suffered a major injury. | Getty Images

But the Nigerian has now been ruled out for the season, after rupturing his ACL in his right knee.

Sadiq underwent surgery last week, but remains positive - and he hopes he could be back before the end of the season.

Instant impact

A Celtic star has made an instant impact on loan.

Mikey Johnston moved out on loan to Portuguese club Vitoria Guimaraes in the summer in a bid to earn more game time.

And it’s been a good start for the 23-year-old.

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He came on as a substitute against Arouca to make his debut at the weekend, and just 10 minutes later set up Anderson Silva for his equalising goal.

Arouca ended up scoring a second, before a 102 minute equaliser sent both teams away with a point.

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