At the beginning of the 2019/20 season, Radja Nainggolan made the decision to switch from Inter to his ex-club Cagliari due to family reasons. It was considered as a huge mistake and the football fans around the world were wondering if his career on the top level is over, since he joined the 15th in the Serie A table?

He, though, arrived in Cagliari at the right moment. In his second year on charge, the coach Rolando Maran said goodbye to some of his regular players but made sure to find the perfect replacements.

They brought in many players and Nainggolan was the most exciting amongst them all. He had already shown his abilities during his spells at Roma and Inter and it was time for the Belgian international to prove that he could carry a smaller team to some achievements.

Luckily, his transfer wasn’t the only successful move by Cagliari. With new tactics and the new additions to the squad, Maran managed to create a team, capable of playing exciting and dreaming about European football.

In this tactical analysis scout report, we will do an analysis of Nainggolan’s performance for Cagliari and how he impacted their style of play since his arrival.

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