Inter Milan reportedly considering selling troublemaker Radja Nainggolan

Inter Milan reportedly considering selling troublemaker Radja Nainggolan

Inter Milan reportedly considering cashing in on Radja Nainggolan

World-class performances at Cagliari and Roma established Radja Nainggolan as one of the most formidable central midfielders in Europe, but his reputation as a troublemaker has caught up with him once again, leading to a potential early exit from the San Siro. Inter Milan announced that they were officially suspending the midfielder from all football activity due to unprofessional conduct including an apparent inability to arrive for training on time. This decision couldn’t come at a worse time, ruling him out for Inter’s crucial meeting with Napoli on Boxing Day. The reports appeared to be even more severe than first feared, with a lot of media outlets in Italy revealing that Internazionale manager Luciano Spalletti could be tempted into selling Radja Nainggolan in the upcoming January transfer window.

Past controversies have made Nainggolan into something of a pantomime villain in Italy, with the most recent issue being last January, where he was dropped at Roma after posting videos on social media of him smoking and drinking hours before their next fixture. Questions were raised in the run up to last summer’s World Cup, where Roberto Martinez opted to omit Nainggolan from his squad; It’s assumed that his poor attitude played a part in that decision too, and even rejoining former boss Luciano Spalletti at Inter Milan hasn’t got the Belgian back to his best.

An easy way out for all European football stars tends to be to the financially solid Chinese Super League, and that’s exactly where all reports link the Inter number 14 to if issues persist, with the exit being likened to other shock departures seen in past seasons for Anthony Modeste, Jackson Martinez and Yannick Carrasco. Radja Nainggolan has been linked to Premier League clubs Manchester United and Chelsea in past years but never made the move, with most reports also indicating that his attitude was a decisive stumbling block. He’s recognised as one of the Serie A’s most talented midfielder, so it’s hoped he can get his act together before Spalletti is left with no choice but to part with his former brother in arms.

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