Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan has confirmed he is set to complete an imminent move to join Serie A rivals Inter ahead of the 2018-19 season.
The Belgium international, overlooked by Roberto Martinez for the Red Devils' World Cup squad in a move that led him to retire from international football, has continually been linked with a move away from Roma in recent times.
After four and a half years at the Stadio Olimpico, Nainggolan has verified reports that he will move to Inter and medicals are set to take place next week.
"It is a decision taken by the club that I have respected"
Speaking to Gazzetta Dello Sport, the 30-year-old midfielder said: "The choice to leave was not up to me, it is a decision taken by the club that I have respected.
"I will wear forever in the heart every moment lived with these colors, I leave Rome after giving everything in these wonderful seasons."
200 - Radja Nainggolan has now collected 200 appearances with AS Roma in all competitions. Ninja.— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) April 28, 2018
Nainggolan pleased to be reunited with Spalletti at Inter
Nainggolan, who helped Roma reach the Champions League semi-finals, is set to join to Inter for the Nerazzurri's return to the Champions League after a dramatic final-day victory over Lazio saw Luciano Spalletti's side secure a top-four finish.
Spalletti coached Nainggolan in his previous stint at Roma, which ended in 2017.
"I will find a great coach, I'm happy to work with him again," Nainggolan added. "Inter wanted me strongly, more than anyone else, I can only thank the company."