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Di Francesco interested in Nainggolan form the start

Wed 06 January 2021 | 10:16

Cagliari manager Eusebio Di Francesco said he was interested in Radja Nainggolan and wanted him from the start of the season.


has returned to


for his third stint on a loan contract from



Nainggolan picked up six goals and provided six assists for the Rossoblu last season and helped them to their best start since 1969-70 when they claimed Scudetto.

Di Francesco was appointed as Cagliari manager last summer and admitted he needed Nainggolan, but Cagliari and Inter didn’t reach an agreement over a permanent contract.

“He’s a midfielder and he must think like that when attacking and defending,”

Di Francesco said at a press conference ahead of the match against newly-promoted Benevento


“Even if he doesn’t have the physical condition to play 90 minutes, he could start or enter from the bench. We’ll see.

“Radja is combative, he’s a player I wanted since the beginning of the season but I’m happy he has arrived now.

“I hope he brings his experience and personality to the dressing room.”

source: SportMob