After failing to sign AS Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan last year, Chelsea FC boss Antonio Conte has got a huge boost regarding his pursuit towards the Belgian midfielder.
After Roma’s recent Champions League draw against Chelsea FC, Nainggolan has stated to the press that there is a possibility of him playing in England in the near future. But, however, he is currently focusing on his career at AS Roma.
On the other hand, Conte has also shown no sign of ending his interest in signing the Belgian midfielder, as the Italian boss claimed that Nainggolan is “one of the best” midfielders in the world right now. The Blues boss’ comments suggested towards the fact that he might still be interested in going after the Roma number four.
Nainggolan himself later added in his post-match interview that the atmosphere in Stamford Bridge is really good and also thanked Conte for his praises towards him.
“Thank you [to Conte] for the words, but at the end of the day we’re playing against each other and I have to do my job,” Nainggolan stated.
The Belgian midfielder also said that the Conte is a good coach and his results over the past few years have spoken for themselves. However, he also pointed out that at the end of the day his head is focused towards AS Roma and his current job is to give his best for the Serie A giants.
Nainngolan joined AS Roma back in 2014 from fellow Italian club Cagliari. The Belgian international has till now played a total of 113 games for the Roman-based club and has scored a total of 24 goals.
Despite scoring just over twenty goals, it can be said beyond doubt that Nainggolan has done his job brilliantly in the midfield and has dominated the center midfield role in his three-year tenure at the club. He has played a huge role in providing assists for the likes of Francesco Totti and Edin Dzeko, but on the other hand, has also kept his defensive duties on point for Eusebio Di Francesco’s side.
If Antonio Conte is to land Nainggolan at Chelsea in the near future, he is definitely going to turn out to be a huge asset for the West London club.