Radja Nainggolan’s agent has reiterated that there is no certainty that the Cagliari midfielder will be joining Juventus in the summer.
The two clubs were understood to have been in negotiations during January for the transfer of the highly-rated Belgian international and reportedly had an agreement in place for the coming summer.
However, on close of the window, the Rossoblu denied that there was an agreement for June, a claim now backed up by one of the player’s representatives, David Lasarcina.
“There was no real negotiation,” Lasarcina suggested to Tuttomercatoweb.com on Monday. “Because Cagliari had not put him on the market.
“And the player said he did not want to go. Radja’s desire to remain was essential, because he has always said that he is happy in Sardinia.
“Among other things, his wife is local and his little girl was born here. He also debuted in Serie A with Cagliari.
“We should ask [club President Massimo] Cellino [of reports of an agreement with Juve} because the preference is for this club.
“We do not know all the events at the club, but an agreement [with Juventus] was never discussed with us.
“Juventus is a great club, nobody can say otherwise. But, the preferred option depends on the offers put forward, from the teams that make a move.
“The best choice will then be made in harmony between the player and the club.”
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