Radja Nainggolan on rejecting a Chinese Super League move: Not all about the money

Radja Nainggolan revealed his decision of rejecting a Chinese Super League move.

It has been reported that Chinese clubs, including Guangzhou Evergrande and Beijing Guoan, publicly express their interests to sign Nainggolan.

However, the Belgian International rejected them all and stayed with the Giallorossi.

“I’ve always had a good relationship with Spalletti, he put me in the best condition to express myself, but ultimately there was no chance that I’d leave Roma,” he spoke to Il Tempo, as translated by Italian Football Daily.

“It’s not that I didn’t want to go there. There was interest but nothing concrete. There was no offer, yet it was claimed ‘Spalletti’s bringing Nainggolan, Strootman etc with him.’ It was mostly paper talk.”

On the other hand, the 29-year-old stated he would be a “liar” if he claimed he was not interested in money.

“China? There was a little something, although nothing serious. I’d be a liar if I said money didn’t interest me. I am 30.

“However, the truth is that in the past, I rejected important offers. Two years ago I could’ve gone to Chelsea and earn more, but for me it’s not all about money.

“I mean, it’s one thing to say: ‘I’m going to have a good time in China and get this money.’ There are people who are willing to do anything just to go and get all that money.

“Other issues to take into account are the level I’m playing at and changing city and lifestyle. I haven’t thought about that yet. I’m happy here and that’s it”.