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Soccer: Roma welcomes midfielder Nainggolan

Fans cheer as Belgian arrives for medical, contract signing

07 January, 17:20
Soccer: Roma welcomes midfielder Nainggolan (See related) (ANSA) - Rome, January 7 - Cheering soccer fans greeted Roma's latest acquisition, midfielder Radja Nainggolan, who arrived late Tuesday afternoon for his medical before signing a four-and-half-year contract.

Nainggolan, 25, was welcomed by Rome's organizational manager Antonio Tempestilli, and given a scarf in team colours of red and yellow before dozens of photographers and journalists.

Police helped the Belgium native, whose father is Indonesian, through the crowd into a waiting SUV.

Nainggolan has been playing for Cagliari.