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Radja Nainggolan: 'There is no reason to leave Roma'

Nainggolan: 'No reason to leave Roma'
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Radja Nainggolan makes clear that he has no intention of leaving Roma on the back of signing a new four-year deal with the club during the summer.

Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan has confirmed that he turned down "many important offers" to leave the club this summer, but he is happy with his decision to stay put.

The Belgium international has been repeatedly linked with a switch to the Premier League in recent years, most recently being touted as a New Year target for Manchester United.

Nainggolan penned a new four-year deal at the Stadio Olimpico in July, however, and he does not see any reason to leave Roma as they seek some major silverware.

"My objective? I want to do better than last year, that's clear. If I stayed at Roma, it's because I want to win with this team, this shirt, this club," he told Il Romanista. "It'd be an indescribable emotion [to win something with Roma], and I hope sooner or later we can celebrate something.

"Why did I choose to stay at Roma? I had many important offers, but for me it's important to have the right lifestyle with the people I love. I'm happy where I am and I had no reason to change teams. It's not just a matter of feeling good at Roma, it's also because of all the affection.

"There's nothing more beautiful. The other day, before the match against Atletico, [Yannick Ferreira] Carrasco asked me why I stayed here. It's because I have everything here, I told him. The club want to grow, I want to win and Roma are a club with great traditions. We're the capital of Italy, it can't be that we've gone so long without winning something, but I'm sure it'll happen soon."

Nainggolan has a goal and an assist in his first three Serie A outings of the season.

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Roma's Radja Nainggolan in action against Juventus on May 14, 2017
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