Manchester United want to sign Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan this summer – report

by Tanveer Arayan

Manchester United have an eye on Roma and Belgium midfielder Radja Nainggolan over the summer, according to reports.

It was reported earlier in the season by Gianluca Di Marzio that Jose Mourinho was keen on securing the Belgian’s signature alongside Fabinho and Toni Kroos.

Nainggolan has enjoyed his best ever season in front of goal, netting 15 times in 46 games, with his last coming in the form of a thunderous strike against Juventus.

And according to Sky sources, Man United have expressed a desire to sign the 29-year-old this summer.

It would be wrong to say that the likes of Paul Pogba, Ander Herrera and even Marouane Fellaini have had below-par campaigns. But the stark reality is that United’s midfield desperately lacks goals. The aforementioned triumvirate have mustered just 13 between them this season. And that, by any standards, is just not good enough.

With this in mind, Mourinho’s interest in Nainggolan makes perfect sense: a midfielder whose first instinct on the ball is always to press forward and has, over the last few months, developed a lethal eye for goal, often arriving late to spring himself on opponents with a tantalising mixture of skill and power.

How he would fare in the Premier League, however, is another question; Mourinho will undoubtedly demand goals from any midfield reinforcements he makes over the summer.

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