Revealed: Serie A No.14 Turned Down Chance to Play For Chelsea and Man Utd

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Inter Milan defensive midfielder Radja Nainggolan has revealed that he turned down the chance to join Man Utd and Chelsea.

The 30-year-old has been rumoured with a move to the Premier League in recent years, however, instead joined AS Roma’s direct rivals Inter Milan.

The ex-Belgium international revealed that he is an admirer of the Premier League, however, insists that he has no regrets about snubbing a switch to Old Trafford and Stamford Bridge,

“I have had plenty of chances to leave. I am the kind of person who above all needs to live well and be at a club which plays to win, or where I am happy with my life. In Italy, you live really well – I like the culture and way of life here,” Nainggolan told ESPN FC.

“Chelsea offered me more money [while at Roma in 2017] and they are a big club, yes. But I’m interested in waking up in the morning in a place where I feel good and, at the age of 29, winning back all the respect I’d worked 12 years to earn in Italy was not for me. There are lots of components – lots to evaluate. I stayed in Italy, with Roma, because I wanted to end in the best way possible.

“There was Manchester too. There were many things that I was not interested in at all. Of course you are flattered by the interest, but this is how it is. I’ve come to a club who are looking to build something big, so I think I’m in the right place. I think if you want a spectacle, you need to watch English football.

Belia midfielder has played 11 games for Inter Milan across all competitions this campaign, founding back of the net three times.