Umar Sadiq: The Arsenal-linked Roma starlet who wants to be the next Kanu

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Date of birth: February 2, 1997

Place of birth: Kaduna, Nigeria

Height: 6ft 3in

Position: Striker

Current club: Roma (on loan from Spezia); 6 apps, 2 goals

International: N/A

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Alasdair Mackenzie is a freelance journalist based in Rome, and a FourFourTwo contributor since 2015. When not pulling on the FFT shirt, he can be found at Reuters, The Times and the i. An Italophile since growing up on a diet of Football Italia on Channel 4, he now counts himself among thousands of fans sharing a passion for Ross County and Lazio.