Juventus’ director general, Beppe Marotta confirmed recent rumors about their interest on Cagliari’s midfielder, Radja Nainggolan, revealing that the Turin giant are working on a way to bring the player this January.
However, the director isn’t promissing anything to the fans since negotiation in acquiring the Belgium international is still at an every early stage and they are yet to figure out whether Cagliari are set to sell or not.
Marotta also revealed that Juventus will have to consider lots of things before adding more reinforcement this January, including in bringing Nainggolan as if the deal isn’t profitable, they might not do it. The former Sampdoria director stated that at the moment they already have a pretty strong squad which is good enough to challenge for domestic glory especially with the arrival of Marco Borriello and also Martin Caceres.
“Nainggolan is a player who interests us. We have talked with their President Massimo Cellino, but there isn’t what I’d call a real negotiation.We will try to bring Nainggolan to Turin in January, but there are many things to consider and above all whether Cagliari want to sell,” Marotta stated. “We’ll look to take any good opportunities that arise, but at the moment I don’t see any, especially as we strengthened an already excellent squad with the arrival of Martin Caceres and Marco Borriello.”
Nainggolan has been one of the hot stuffs in Serie A at the moment as aside from Juventus, there are also strong interest from other big clubs such as Ac Milan and Manchester City. The Turin giant however, reportedly have been the one taking things seriously as they are willing to give an interesting proposal to Cagliari which is giving some players along with cash for the Sardinian outfit.
Meanwhile, aside from confirming Juve’s interest on Nainggolan, Marotta also revealed the future of their unwanted striker, Luca Toni, who according to director would be leaving the club this winter. The former Sampdoria director said that Toni is very close to accept UAE’s club, Al Nasr’s offer, although nothing official has been made but it’s just a matter of time before the veteran striker depart.
“Toni’s move to Al Nasr is not yet official, but we believe it will be completed tomorrow,” Marotta added