Sadiq Umar has had a fantastic 2021 so far with the bookies backing him as the favourite to bag the player of the month prize for January.
The Almeria forward moved from Partizan Belgrade in October, already missing the first four games of his new side’s season.
He took a while to get going though, scoring his first goal in his 3rd game and going on a five game goalless run.
He has however turned his fortunes around, scoring 10 goals in his last 8 appearances including a 27-minute league hat-trick.
The striker who just turned 24 three days ago, has become a pivotal player for Almeria’s push for promotion, piloting them to joint-second on the La Liga Smart Bank log, three points behind leaders, Mallorca, who have played one game more.
Only Espanyol’s Raul de Thomas has more goal contributions (14) than Umar’s 13.
With this upturn in form, the official La Liga twitter account celebrated him as the “sensation of the season.”
— LaLiga (@LaLiga) February 4, 2021