Real Sociedad striker Umar Sadiq is eager to return to action in the upcoming season as he begins his early preseason training at the Estadio Reale Arena, PUNCH Sports Extra reports.

In a video shared by the club, Sadiq resumed personal sessions with the club’s rehabilitator Iñigo Almandoz and had ball contact during the session.

The Nigerian was on the treatment table for most parts of last season, following an anterior cruciate ligament injury he sustained during a LaLiga clash against Getafe last September.

The 26-year-old had a great start to his career at Real Sociedad, scoring two goals in his first three games, including a crucial goal against Atletico Madrid, on his debut.

He rejoined the team before the end of last season but didn’t reach full recovery.

Sadiq cut short his holidays to resume for preseason earlier than his teammates, and expressed his excitement about rejoining the first-team training ahead of next season.

“I only visited my hometown during the break because I needed to resume earlier than the rest of the team. “It’s a great feeling to have resumed training with the team before the end of last season and I felt really welcomed again. As you can see, I am more ready than ever.  I can’t wait, just waiting for the time. I am ready to give 100% again. Finally, physically, I am okay and I just need to be fit for the games.”

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