Radja Nainggolan is one of football’s bad boys – as far as looks go – but, his heart is made of gold and the 31 year-old is set to prove it walking away from Inter Milan and a step down to lowly Cagliari for LOVE.
Nainggolan who is the third highest paid player at I Nerazzurri, will this summer complete a deal to Cagliari so he can be with his wife, who is battling cancer.
Per Kristof Terreur [VTMNIEUWS/HLN], Inter midfielder Radja Nainggolan will return to his old club Cagliari on loan today. A surprising move for many, but his wife Claudia is from Sardinia and is currently battling with cancer.
Radja Nainggolan lost his mum to cancer in 2010. She was his everything (dad left the family) and he has dedicated some of his tattoos to her.
Inter midfielder Radja Nainggolan will return to his old club Cagliari on loan today. A surprising move for many, but his wife Claudia is from Sardinia and is currently battling with cancer. pic.twitter.com/BZJas6F2YO
— Kristof Terreur 📰🎥 (@HLNinEngeland) August 2, 2019
The former Belgium International will take a massive pay-cut; from his current €96,000 weekly wage, to join The Sardinians – where no player earns more than €23,077.
Nainggolan’s wife Claudia Lai, with whom he has two daughters confirmed in an Instagram post that she was diagnosed with cancer and would begin chemotherapy treatment.