After failing to feature for Manchester United this season, Chris Smalling is closing in on a season-long loan to AS Roma for a €3m (£2.7m) fee.
With the arrival of Harry Maguire and the return of Axel Tuanzebe from a loan deal with Aston Villa, Smalling has sunk down the pecking order at Old Trafford. The defender joined United in 2010 in a £10m deal from Fulham and is the club’s longest-serving player.
The England international has played 323 matches for the Red Devils, scoring 18 goals, and lifting two Premier League titles alongside three other major honors. AS Roma were linked with Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi but the deal seems to have collapsed with the Italian side looking to replace Konstantinos Manolas who joined Napoli.
Manchester United defender Chris Smalling is close to joining Roma on a season-long loan for a €3m (£2.7m) fee, according to Sky in Italy.— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) August 29, 2019