Reds fancy mohican-donning star!
Radja Nainggolan, currently joint owned by AS Roma and Cagliari, has emerged as a serious January transfer target for Liverpool, reports multiple Italian publications and the Daily Star.
The 26-year-old Belgian moved from Cagliari to Roma on loan in the summer, with Rudi Garcia’s side paying €6m for 50% of his contract, with the view to buying the rest in January. Roma have been impressed by Nainggolan’s, but have yet to finalise a fee with Cagliari, and we’ve apparently tested the waters and approached representatives to see if a move to Liverpool would be possible.
We’re ready to pay €15m for the player, meaning Roma and Cagliari would receive €7.5m each – but neither of the Italian sides have to accept a bid if they choose not to – even if the other side does.
And with Roma wanting to keep the combative battler, our chances of securing him are surely slim.
What’s more, the player himself has stated recently that he’s happy with Roma, who are challenging for the title.
“It took a lot to get to a great club, and now I can’t imagine not finishing my career here. To go abroad would be difficult, going to a rival would be impossible,” he said.
“But most importantly, I don’t see a better team than Roma in the coming years. I’m happy to be here and that’s a fact.”