Tottenham are interested in signing Cagliari midfielder Radja Nainggolan, according to Football Italia. 

The Belgian midfielder wants to move to a bigger club this summer after growing disillusioned with life at Cagliari.

The 25-year-old joined the Italian club on a permanent basis in June 2010 after a successful loan spell, and has since made over 100 appearances for the club, scoring five goals.

Nainggolan is a central midfielder who primarily plays a defensive role. He is a box-to-box midfielder, with a strong tackle and a good range of passing.

Most importantly he has a high work rate which would make him a good fit for Spurs head coach Andre Villas-Boas' high pressing game. Nainggolan is a solid all-round midfielder.

The Belgian is available for around €18m but would be a bargain for the London club. Spurs face a fight to land the midfielder with fellow Premier League side Southampton also holding an interest along with Italian sides Napoli, Inter Milan and Roma. 

Spurs interest in the player stems from the appointment of new technical director Franco Baldini from Roma.

Baldini initially started talks with the midfielder whilst at the Italian club and has retained an interest in the player regardless of his move to Spurs.

The Premier League seems to be a new home for Belgian talent and Nainggolan has four senior caps for his country. Also, with fellow Belgians Moussa Dembele and Jan Vertonghen at Tottenham, Nainggolan will surely be tempted to join the north London outfit.


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