Tottenham Hotspur star Mousa Dembele is a big fan of Radja Nainggolan.
One of those is Tottenham bad boy Mousa Dembele, currently serving a six game ban for an attempted eye gouge on Chelsea's Diego Costa.
Dembele is no guarantee to feature in Belgium's starting XI, and is competing for a place with Radja Nainggolan among others for a place in the side, with Axel Witsel and Marouane Fellaini also in contention.
Nainggolan in particular is a player Dembele appears to have a close bond with, explaining he holds the Roma midfielder in high regard.
He told Voetball Krant: "The players in my position are all top players. Radja for example, I'm really a fan of. I find him in his position world class. He is a bonus for the team, that's a fact.
"He's a man, right. I like Radja very much. We were once together in school."
Nainggolan, 28, is a player who was linked to Dembele's club Tottenham a year ago in the Evening Standard, and one who would certainly improve their midfield options.
He is though an unlikely addition due to Roma holding him as a prize asset, with director Walter Sabatini telling Football Italia he wants to keep him.
Past history shows the Italian side would sell despite this, but only at a high price, and not one Tottenham need to pay.