Signing Radja Nainggolan Gives Roma New Hope After Defeat To Juventus

By Riccardo Di Julio
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Like an authentic empire, Roma has rapidly got back on its own feet after suffering a very heavy 3-0 loss against Juventus last Sunday. As a matter of fact, only two days after this game, the Giallorossi have already signed the most desired player of the current transfer market; that is the Radja Nainggolan.

The 25-year-old, who had been playing for Cagliari since 2010, is, without a doubt, one of Serie A‘s biggest revelations of recent years, in which he was an unquestioned starter for the Sardinian club, where he composed one of the league’s strongest midfield partnerships along with the captain Daniele Conti.

After an authentic soap opera conducted by the media, which also involved almost every big team in Italy, finally coming to an end, the Giallorossi have agreed to pay Cagliari an amount of €3 million right away for the player to finish the current season with them. Moreover, the deal also gives Roma the right to sign the player permanently by paying €6 million over the summer transfer market.

For Rudi Garcia‘s team, Nainggolan represents another great addition to an already stupendous midfield line, which is already characterized by illustrious names such as Daniele De Rossi, Kevin StrootmanMiralem Pjanić, Michael Bradley and Alessandro Florenzi, in addition to the experienced Rodrigo Taddei.

For this reason, many already argue that, perhaps, signing the Belgian player was not really what the team most needed at this point of the season, considering that the roster might have needed reinforcements at other positions, rather then in the midfield. However, regardless of the actual necessities, it is almost always better to have a quality players like Nainggolan than not having them at all.

Besides, assuming that the signing was previously approved by the manager, then fans should not be too worried, considering Garcia’s great understanding of the game that allowed him to greatly revolutionize the team in a little period of time.

For sure, this deal was the best way for the Giallorossi to rapidly move on from the defeat at the Juventus Stadium of two days ago, as demonstrated by the fact that now what is mostly being talked about in the news and among the fans is precisely Nainggolan, rather than the actual Juventus game.

For this reason, Roma has proven to be effectively back on its feet as they will certainly be ready to take on Sampdoria in Coppa Italia next Thursday at the Stadio Olimpico. Without a doubt, Francesco Totti and teammates know very well that losing against Italy’s strongest team will not change their dreams a bit. After all, Rome wasn’t built in a day, nor half a season.

Riccardo Di Julio is a Soccer Writer for Follow him on Twitter @Italcatenaccio and add him to your network on Google.

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