Chris Smalling left Manchester United last summer on an Italian lease and agreed to stay there until the end of the term, or until the summer of 2020.
Still, Chris Smalling has many applicants. One of the featured is Tottenham. The head coach of the team, Jose Mourinho, wants to add an English player. The Portuguese specialist has worked with the player while in Manchester.
Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen’s contract expires in the summer of 2020 and will most likely leave the Belgian club as a free agent, with Smalling considered to replace him.
However, according to the latest reports, the 30-year-old player is also a favorite of the London club Arsenal. The Gunners’ head coach, Mikel Arteta, hopes to add him. The London club is characterized by volatility on the defensive line, and players need to be added.
Chris Smalling is also considering a permanent contract with Roma
Roma, on the other hand, want to make Smalling redeem and keep him. Talks between United and the Italian club have been going for a long time, but the two clubs are not in agreement on the amount for the players that could increase Arsenal and Tottenham’s chances to add him.
Smalling himself is considering a permanent contract with the Italian club. His agreement with the Manchester Grand is valid until 2022, and the club has the right to extend this term by one year, though the player says he feels better in Italy.
“Italy was a new country and experience for me,” – says Smalling. “So I have to make an interesting decision. Let’s see what happens at the end of the season.”
Chris Smalling has made 21 appearances in Serie A this season, where he managed to score two goals and one assist.