Thursday August 1 2019
Cagliari confirm Nainggolan deal

Cagliari President Tommaso Giulini visited the Inter offices today and confirmed the deal for Radja Nainggolan is done.

Giulini was filmed by Sportitalia walking into the Nerazzurri HQ and was asked if the negotiations were concluded.

“I wouldn’t be here otherwise,” he replied.

Nainggolan had other offers, most notably from Fiorentina, but opted to follow his heart with a return to Sardinia.

He played there from 2010 to 2014 and his wife is from the area, so she is going to be close to her family during a difficult time.

It remains to be seen how much of the €4.5m salary Cagliari are taking on during the one-season loan, but it’s reported they are covering at least €3m.

Cagliari are making a splash on the transfer market this summer after selling Nicolò Barella to Inter, as they have already brought in Marko Rog from Napoli and Nahitan Nandez is expected later this week from Boca Juniors.

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