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Tottenham 'have contact' with agent of Belgian midfielder

Reports in Italy have linked Tottenham Hotspur with versatile midfielder and wanted man Radja Nainggolan.

Tottenham already have two talented Belgians in their squad, signed last summer, and it appears they can't get enough.

Boosted by the success of Jan Vertonghen and Moussa Dembele, Spurs were earlier this week linked with Zenit St Petersburg defender Nicolas Lombaerts, and now another is on their radar.

Reports in Italy have claimed Spurs have 'made contact' with the agent of Cagliari midfielder Radja Nainggolan, also linked with Juventus, Inter Milan and Udinese.

Who? We hear you ask? For it's fair to say he is not yet a household name in England just yet.

So before that potentially changes, here are five facts about Nainggolan...

1) Nainggolan is 25-years-old and moved to Italy from Belgian club Beerschot at just 17, signing with Piacenza.

2) He signed for Cagliari in 2010 for £1.3 million, with the side currently sitting 12th in Serie A.

3) One of his key assets is his versatility; this season he has made 10 starts on the left of midfield, and 22 in the centre, mostly in a defensive role.

4) This season Nainggolan has contributed two goals and two assists to his side.

5) He is a full Belgian international with four caps, but was also eligible to play for Indonesia.

Check him out in action below...

Spurs fans would you like to see him at your club or should they be setting their sights even higher?

image: © firepower23

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