DBasia.news – English defender Chris Smalling is rumored to have the opportunity to leave Manchester United. This time, Smalling is reportedly going to AS Roma on a permanent basis.
Previously, AS Roma borrowed Chris Smalling for one season from Manchester United in the summer of 2019. At that time, the Giallorossi did not have a redemption option.
Chris Smalling's performance at Roma did not disappoint. He appeared in 37 matches. In addition, Smalling also scored three goals.
Chris Smalling can prove that the views that have been cornered are wrong. Smalling became one of the actors behind the Roma defense when it was difficult to penetrate.
This impressive performance made Roma turn on their intention to permanent Chris Smalling since the 2019-2020 season has not ended. Moreover, at that time Roma needed Smalling to appear in the final phase of the Europa League.
However, Manchester United gave a refusal. The Red Devils want Smalling to return to his original agreement.
AS Roma also refused to raise the white flag. Moreover, Roma coach, Paulo Fonseca, specifically asked to send Chris Smalling home.
Gianluca Di Marzio reported that Roma's desire to get Chris Smalling permanently could be realized this summer. Roma's offer in the form of a loan plus an obligation to redeem 12 million euros attracted the attention of Manchester United.
Meanwhile, Roma have also reached a personal agreement with Chris Smalling. The 30-year-old defender will sign a three-year contract.
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