AS Roma's Radja Nainggolan is in the type of form that will see his name rightly suggested in the discussion for the best midfielder in Europe at the end of the season.
The Belgian midfielder has been unplayable in recent weeks and has scored some fantastic goals, but few are better than the brace he scored against Inter Milan on Sunday night.
Radja Nainggolan has now been directly involved in 10 goals in his last 11 games across all competitions for Roma.
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) February 26, 2017
'Ninja' as he is affectionately known by Roma supporters is one of the most complete midfielders in the game today, and his all-action, box-to-box play will surely have his name high on the list of transfer targets for the very biggest clubs on the continent, as not only does he have his own signature slide-tackle, but he's making a name for himself as a scorer of absolute screamers too.
The first goal gave his side a vital early lead in the San Siro:
Nainggolan is an absolute best. Could play for a top side in Europe. pic.twitter.com/sCHE1gV2dL
— • (@RossoneriRage) February 26, 2017
And then he followed that up in the second half by carrying the ball 40 yards (after a push with the ball in the air, we'll mark that one down to the 'dark arts') before unleashing a thunderbolt into the top-corner from outside the box.
A ridiculously talented footballer.
With performances like this from Nainggolan, as well as the likes of Dries Mertens at Napoli and Paulo Dybala at Juventus, it's a highly enjoyable time to be a regular watcher of Serie A.
The man Jim Beglin once nicknamed 'Ferrethead' is playing out of his skin.