#DeadlineDay: Smalling Completes Move to Roma

Chris Smalling. Photo: AFP
#DeadlineDay: Smalling Completes Move to Roma - Vantage News Nigeria
Chris Smalling. Photo: AFP

Manchester United have parted ways with defender, Chris Smalling after he officially joined AS Roma on a permanent deal reportedly worth £13.5 million having spent last season on loan at the Italian side.

Former United Manager, Alex Ferguson signed Smalling in 2010 from Fulham.

He went on to make 323 appearances for the club, scoring 18 goals in his ten years stint with the club.

The 30-year-old scored three goals in 37 appearances in all competitions last season as Roma finished fifth in the Italian Serie A.

A statement from Manchester United’s website reads, “Smalling won the Premier League title in his very first season, 2010/11, and again in 2012/13. He also claimed the FA Cup (2015/16), the League Cup (2016/17) and the UEFA Europa League (2016/17) during his time with us, and started in all three of the finals that led to those triumphs.

“Smalling spent the majority of the 2019/20 season on loan with Roma and made 37 appearances and scored three goals for the Giallorossi across the campaign, with that loan move now made permanent having made a big impression in the Italian capital.

“Everyone at Manchester United would like to thank Chris for his years of service and dedication, and wish him all the best for his future.”

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