After several outstanding seasons in the Eternal City, the Belgian international has become hot property and was seriously linked with a big-money move to Chelsea last summer.
But Nainggolan stayed put and pledged his future to Roma, but the Serie A giants might not be able to resist the amounts of money Jose Mourinho’s side could potentially offer.
After being asked about the prospect of becoming Paul Pogba’s new midfield partner, Nainggolan gave a rather cryptic answer saying via the Manchester Evening News:
“It may be true. It may not be true.
“We’ll see. I am going on holiday and then we will talk about it.
“My thoughts are to go on holiday and relax myself, I am not thinking about my future right now.
“I’ve spoken enough about this and what I want. I have made a promise [to Roma] that I intend to maintain; now it’s up to other people.”
We are absolutely no experts on things like this but that certainly doesn’t sound too far away from a come and get me plea to us, and at the very least it sounds like there has been contact between the two parties.
But would he fit in to the Premier League? Would his style of play be suited? And, at 29, should United be concerned there’s no re-sale value?