Roma coach Luciano Spalletti feels Radja Nainggolan would be worth as much as Paul Pogba if they were the same age.
Pogba, 23, joined United from Juventus for an initial £89million during the close season – a world-record fee – and Spalletti believes Nainggolan is on a par with the France international when it comes to their performances on the pitch.
The 28-year-old Nainggolan has been in superb form for Roma in recent weeks, scoring three times in their last six Serie A fixtures, while netting a double in the Coppa Italia win over Sampdoria.
“Nainggolan’s value? The same as Pogba,” Spalletti said at a news conference ahead of Sunday’s match against Cagliari.
“On the pitch they are worth the same amount. The only difference is age.”
— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) January 21, 2017
Spalletti was also questioned on Roma’s plans in the transfer market this month and the 57-year-old stressed they will only bring new players in if the right opportunity presents itself.
“If we get anyone, they have to be of a certain level,” he added.
“If not, we will still be competitive; we have enough depth.”
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