Barely recruited, Nainggolan arrested while intoxicated for speeding

Recruited by Antwerp last week, Belgian midfielder Radja Nainggolan was checked at the wheel while intoxicated and speeding. His license was withdrawn for two weeks.

He only returned to his country for a few days and he is already in the headlines. On the night of Saturday to Sunday, Radja Nainggolan was checked by the Belgian police after speeding with a positive blood alcohol level. His license was withdrawn for two weeks, according to local media. The midfielder was signed by Royal Antwerp, the Antwerp club, on August 14.

« He had to give up his driving license for two weeks due to a combination of excessive speed and drunk driving, » Antwerp prosecutor spokesman Kristof Aerts confirmed to the daily Het Laatste Nieuws. . The player was reportedly arrested at the wheel around 4 a.m.

A regular in escapades

Nainggolan’s movements are particularly scrutinized in Belgium, where he is one of the main attractions of the transfer window. The one who has worn the selection jersey 30 times is playing this season for the first time in his career in the Jupiler Pro League, he who had started and then spent most of his career in Italy. After a debut at Piacenza, he had made the heyday of AS Roma between 2014 and 2018, before a failed transfer to Inter Milan and two years on loan at Cagliari.

Used to escapades, he had been suspended for a time for disciplinary reasons from Inter. Victim of an organized gang, he had been extorted for 150,000 euros. By then his gambling addiction had been revealed, he who is known to be a heavy smoker and has already posted videos of him consuming alcohol on social media. Nainggonlan made his debut with his new club on Thursday in the Europa League play-offs, but could not prevent his family’s defeat at Omonia Nicosia (4-2), despite coming into play.

Corentin Parbaud Journalist RMC Sport

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