Manchester United and Liverpool have been handed huge boost as one of their major summer target Radja Nainggolan has raised doubts about his future. The midfielder has admitted there is only a ’50 per cent’ chance he will stay at Roma next season.
Nainggolan has been on impressive form this season at Italy. The 26-year-old Belgian midfielder benefited a lot with Kevin Strootman’s early absence with injury, thereby had a regular run in the squad which he made full use of. His impressive club form has also brought him an international call with Belgium.
As a result of which, clubs such as Manchester United and Liverpool have been keeping tabs on him. But, the problem is Nainggolan is co-owned by Roma and Cagliari. However, if both the English giants are seriously in for him, reports in Italy have suggested neither Roma and Cagliari can afford to keep him.
In this situation, Nainggolan casts huge doubt over his future with the club beyond this summer. “Will I stay at Roma, at the moment there’s a 50 per cent chance” he said.
“However, I’m not worried as there’s still time. Roma and Cagliari have to find an agreement. I’m 100 per cent focused on Roma, it’s a great club, a great team and a beautiful city to live in” he said.
Last week various reports indicated that Nainggolan traveled to Manchester to discuss about a move to England. But, the Belgian midfielder has come out to deny the allegations. With Steven Gerrard set to leave this summer, Liverpool are also desperately looking for his replacement. Reports from England have indicated that they have indeed identified Nainggolan has his replacement.
Nainggolan has scored five goals in 44 appearances for club and country this season. Roma are currently third in Serie A, 15 points behind leaders Juventus. Manchester United are also being constantly linked with Roma’s Kevin Strootman. It is unlikely the Italian club will lose both the players this summer, however the prospect of one of them moving away is very likely.