Radja Nainggolan has finally left AS Roma, but he will remain in the Italian Serie A. Despite the rumours linking him with a potential Premier League exit, the former Belgium international has packed his bags and joined Inter Milan instead.
The 30-year-old Belgian has signed a four-year deal that will keep him at the San Siro until at least 2022, in a move that will come as no surprise to everyone who was following the transfer rumours over the past few months. Nainggolan wanted to leave Roma, Inter wanted to sign him, and the match was one made in heaven. Inter certainly needed a player of his qualities in the middle of the park.
The club announced the deal on Twitter and even though the official figures have not been released yet, it is believed that Inter paid €24 million plus two players, Davide Santon and Nicolo Zaniolo.
Nainggolan got himself in the Serie A picture following some dazzling displays with Cagliari, and spent four years at Roma before making the jump to Inter. He tallied 203 appearances and 33 goals during his four-year tenure at Stadio Olimpico.
Nainggolan is expected to be one of the team’s most important players as the Neroazzurri will return to the UEFA Champions League in the 2018-19 campaign.
To make things even better, Nainggolan will re-unite with Spalletti, as the Belgian got into the peak of his career while playing for the now-Inter coach. Will he repeat that kind of form at the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium?