Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan has signed a four-year contract with the club, ending Manchester United and Chelsea's hopes of signing the midfielder this summer. The Belgium international had the best season of his career last term, where he was awarded the fans' player of the season award, scoring 14 goals in all competitions.
Nainggolan has been at Roma for three seasons thus far, joining in January 2014, and has made 161 appearances for the club - scoring 27 goals. That form has brought him to the attention of Manchester United, according to the Mail, who was reportedly valued at £40m by his club. Chelsea were also interested in the 29-year-old and reportedly had three bids rejected for the midfielder by Roma. Nainggolan spoke to manager Antonio Conte over a transfer last summer but a deal failed to materialise despite interest from the Blues.
However, having signed a new deal until 2021, it is expected that he will end his career with the Serie A club, with the midfielder extremely happy to commit his future to the Giallorossi.
"I think I have demonstrated that this is what I always wanted," Nainggolan told the Roma official website. "So I'm very happy, especially that the club and I can continue our adventure and move forward together."
Roma president James Palotta was also forthcoming in his praise for the midfielder and revealed his delight at Nainggolan signing a new deal.
"We're delighted Radja has committed his long-term future - and the most important years of his career - to the club," Pallotta said. "Last season, he was arguably one of the best midfielders in the world and it's no surprise that he was linked with some of the biggest clubs in Europe.
"But there was never any question of him going elsewhere - he loves Roma and we love having him here."