The dream of Nigeria international forward Sadiq Umar to join German giants Borussia Dortmund has been dashed following a breakdown in talks over the payment of his transfer fee.
OwnGoalNigeria.com exclusively gat.d that Dortmund reached an agreement with Almeria for his signing for a fee in the region of €25m with add-ons expected to take it to around €30m.
All parties involved were said to have given the green light for the move to happen but it went all up in smoke when terms of the payment was tabled by the German side. Almeria outrightly rejected the structure of the payment.
Per what we gat.d, Dortmund want to make an initial payment of €10m while the rest €15m will be paid in the next two transfer windows. Almeria pushed for it to be around €20m as they also have financial burdens to meet per the La Liga strict financial measures.
Dortmund insisted on what they proposed making Almeria to end talks much to the disappointment of Sadiq who has already started house hunting in Germany. The breakdown in talks worked nicely for other teams in Spain who want to sign the lanky forward.
Getafe failed with a bid two days ago, but Villareal who have a long standing interest are now favourite for his signing and we exclusively gat.d that they have accepted to match the bid of Dortmund but with a better structure.
A fee in the region of €30m has been discussed and an agreement in principle reached. If the move goes ahead it will make him the most expensive signing in the history of the team. It will beat the €23.5m they paid Bournemouth for Arnold Danjuma last summer.