Former Real Sociedad midfielder, Mutiu Adepoju has compared the club’s new signing Umar Sadiq to the great Rashidi Yekini.
Sadiq linked up with Real Sociedad from another LaLiga club, Almeria, last week in a deal worth €20m plus €6m in add-ons.
The 25-year-old didn’t take too long to settle down into his new environment scoring on his debut against Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid at the weekend.
Adepoju was the first Nigerian to play for the Whites and Blues, spending four seasons at the Anoeta.
The former Nigeria international is delighted to see his compatriot do well at his former club and likened him to former Super Eagles striker and the country’s all-time top scorer, Yekini.
“No, I have never spoken to him; but I follow him, I watch all his games and he seems like a great player, he can give more,” Adepoju told Mundo Deportivo.
“He reminds me of another Nigerian we had, Rashidi Yekini, who we used to call ‘gangling’. I think Sadiq is young and can catch up with Yekini.
“He has a goal, quality, height and runs more or less like him.”
Sadiq scored 43 goals in over 80 appearances for Almeria before switching to Real Sociedad.