Roma star Radja Nainggolan has announced that he turned down “many important offers” to leave the club this summer. However he is happy with his choice to remain put.

The Belgian has repeatedly been linked with a move to the Premier League in recent seasons, most earlier being touted as a New Year target for Manchester United.

Nainggolan secured a new four-year contract at the Stadio Olimpico in July, however, and he does not see any cause to leave Roma as they seek some main 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, 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 wants 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.” – he told Il Romanista


The Belgian has a goal and an assist in his first three Serie A games of the campaign.