Alisson: Roma need Nainggolan

Alisson claims if Roma ‘want to raise the bar’, keeping Radja Nainggolan is ‘crucial’, while his own future will not be decided until ‘after’ the World Cup.

Nainggolan is reportedly on the verge of a €29m transfer to Inter, while Alisson has been heavily linked with Real Madrid, Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain in recent weeks.

“Where will Roma restart from? A super season, which no-one predicted,” the goalkeeper told reporters from Brazil’s base in Russia.

“We responded with important results, sensational if we talk about Europe. Liverpool 5-2 Roma? Those 90 minutes will come in handy.

“We overcame Chelsea, Atletico and Barca, and although it didn’t go as we wanted against the Reds, we went out with our heads held high and certain mistakes won’t be repeated.

“Juve? I’m only thinking about Roma, but in moderation. The word ‘Scudetto’ gets thrown around a lot, but we need balance and awareness.

“Nainggolan? He’s very good: if we want to raise the bar, having a player like him is crucial. My future? I understand the fans want answers, but I’m focused on the World Cup.

“We’ll make a decision after Russia.”

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