Manchester United defender Chris Smalling had a good season on loan at AS Roma last campaign, and it looks like this has seen the Italian club keen to try and tempt him back to the Serie A.
Smalling is reportedly also keen to make the move, which at the moment most likely seems to be a loan agreement with an option to buy at the end of the season.
The reason the Red Devils allowed the Englishman to go on loan in the first place was because he was struggling to consistently perform in England’s top flight.
However his campaign with Roma showed the quality he has as the 30 year-old managed on average four clearances a game and 1.9 interceptions a game, per WhoScored, whilst also scoring three goals and picking up two assists as well as keeping six clean sheets.
It shows that he has performed well, but with him valued at £14.40 million, whilst also being 30 years-old means the club need to make a quick decision on whether they will realistically use him next season. If Ole Gunnar Solskjaer does not fancy him, then it would be best to let him depart to Roma. The fact he also reportedly wants to move suggests he is set on leaving and it would not be the best idea to keep him anyway.
Getting around £15 million for him could really help United in the transfer window, as it has been reported that they can only make one marquee signing as it stands so some added funds would definitely be much-appreciated.
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