It is time to say goodbye! Chris Smalling seems to be on the precipice of a great change. The former England defender announced that he is leaving Roma. The footballer, who joined the Italian capital last year for a £2.7million loan fee, thanked all the players and wished them luck in their next match.
It isn’t a surprising move, as the rumors about Chris Smalling’s future at Roma have been circulating for several weeks. However, there was a chance that the English international will stay at the Giallorossi for the whole 2019/20 season. Roma sporting director Gianluca Pertrachi told in July that they were very happy with Smalling in their team, and the loan was quite successful. The footballer made 37 appearances in all competitions, scoring three goals. So, what was wrong?
According to reports, the Italian side have failed to agree on a transfer fee with The Red Devils. Anyway, the 30-year-old is expected to return to the club he joined ten years ago from Fulham. He is unlikely to feature again under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the United coach opts for other defensive options at Old Trafford.
At the same time, according to Calciomercato, Juventus is targeting Smalling this season, and they want to give Federico Bernardeschi in a swap deal.