Cagliari head coach Leonardo Semplici has explained his position on two important transfer sagas involving his club and Inter.

Speaking in a press conference during the Rossoblu’s pre-season training camp, reported by FCInterNews, the Italian tactician stated that he hopes Inter’s Radja Nainggolan can join the Rossoblu on a permanent basis, while he also admitted that Nerazzurri target Nahitan Nandez looks likely to leave the club.

Nainggolan spent the second half of last season on loan with the Rossoblu, where he helped the Sardinian club avoid relegation to Serie B.

Semplici is clear that he would like to have the Belgian’s contributions available to him once more next season, although he acknowledges that the operation to make the player a part of his squad on a permanent basis has difficulties.

Regarding Nandez, the coach states that he would like to continue working with the Uruguayan for another season if it were possible, but that the player’s market value means that it makes sense for the club to cash on him, potentially a positive sign for the Nerazzurri as they are thought to be interested in signing Nandez.

Semplici’s words:

“Radja is a very important player, but as the president said there are other considerations to be made. Clearly if he returns we will be very happy. Godin’s situation unfortunately is the product of this historical moment, but his quality is indisputable. Nandez is one of those who have more of a market, so we should make a sacrifice. If it were up to me it is clear that I would keep them all, but we also want to bring through those who had less space last year.”