The name of Radja Nainggolan will be familiar to few, unless you are a fan of the Belgian side or of Serie A team Cagliari where the 25 year old is currently playing his football. However, his name is doing the media rounds this morning with the press seemingly certain that Spurs are lining up a replacement for 32 year old Scott Parker.
It had previously been though that Tottenham were considering an approach for Inter Milan’s Fredy Guarin and in fact, reports today claim that an official bid of 20 million Euros has been made and rejected.
Colombian International Guarin had said he was happy to stay at Inter so will Spurs now turn their attention to Nainggolan? The player was born in Belgium of Indonesian descent but so far has played his entire professional career in Italy.
Perhaps that’s one of the reasons why he’s fallen under the radar and only featured in four full internationals since 2009 – or perhaps there are better players in the national squad.
Spurs’ current contingent of Belgians – Dembele and Vertonghen lead to strong links with any of their compatriots so is this an easy story to invent or are Spurs really looking to Radja Nainggolan as a midfield enforcer next season?