Multiple reports suggest Radja Nainggolan will be welcomed back to Inter next season, as Cagliari director Marcello Carli admits ‘it’s not up to us.’
The midfielder was purchased from Roma for €38m plus Nicolò Zaniolo in the summer of 2018, but sent out on loan to Sardinia only a year later.
“Bringing in Nainggolan was outside of the usual plans because we considered him a show-stopping player who could help raise the overall level of the squad,” director of sport Carli told Sky Sport Italia.
“We were convinced that with him, we could recover the money spent by the improvement his presence would bring in the other players.
“There’s no point talking about whether or not Radja will be with Cagliari next season, because he still has two years on his contract with Inter and it’s not up to us.”
Meanwhile, there are numerous reports in Italy that Antonio Conte is ready to give Nainggolan another chance, having frozen him out of the squad with Mauro Icardi in pre-season.