It was an extraordinary start to the season for Cagliari after investing heavily for their Centenary year, but it all petered out, writes Martin Mork.
Cagliari couldn’t keep it up
Rolando Maran’s Cagliari threatened to be the surprise of 2019-20 as they started the season in remarkable fashion and seemed highly inspired from a productive transfer market.
The Rossoblu jumped at the chance to bring Radja Nainggolan back to Sardinia, on loan from Inter, a situation that suited both parties well ahead of the new season. The Belgian did exactly what was expected of him at the Sardegna Arena and immediately took on the role of leader.
He was joined by two other influential signings for Maran’s midfield, as Uruguayan midfielder Nahitan Nandez signed from Boca Juniors and former Napoli man Marko Rog made the engine room complete.
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