Euro 2016's Top 50 Players: Number 48 Radja Nainggolan

AS Roma's Radja Nainggolan looks on

The AS Roma midfielder has finally become a key member of the Belgium side.

Radja Nainggolan - Belgium - Will face Republic of Ireland, Italy and Sweden.

HITC Sport writers have compiled a list of the top 50 players at Euro 2016, assessing players from across the 24 countries taking part at this summer's tournament.

Coming in at number 48 is Belgium and Roma’s Radja Nainggolan, who has established himself in the Belgium side after years of doubts.

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AS Roma's Radja Nainggolan celebrates after scoring against Inter Milan

International record: 18 Caps, 4 Goals

2015/16: Nainggolan has been excellent for Roma this season, emerging as one of Italian footbal’s best midfield operators.

He played 35 times in Serie A, scoring six times – his best ever haul in Italian football – and also featured in the Champions League on seven occasions.

2014 heartache:

Nainggolan has often been the nearly man of Belgian football. Two years ago he made the standby list for the FIFA World Cup – but failed to make it to Brazil.

Now he finds himself a vital member of the first-team with his energy and unselfish play crucial to the attacking players getting the chance to shine.

AS Roma's Radja Nainggolan celebrates with teammate Daniele De Rossi (not pictured) and Alessandro Florenzi (L) after the team scores against Empoli

Premier League bound?

Nainggolan has been heavily linked with a move to England this summer, with Chelsea believed to be sniffing around.

In April the Daily Mail said Chelsea were all set to sign him for £26 million as Antonio Conte is a massive fan of the player.

In May however, the same paper reported he was happy in Rome, however rumours persist.

Chelsea fans will love to watch him in action in France to see what it is that has Conte rustling.

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