Date: 26th January 2010 at 4:08pm
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United have confirmed the arrival of Chris Smalling. Earlier this day media reports claimed that the club have agreed a fee with Fulham for the 20-year-old defender; now it’s official.

‘Manchester United has agreed terms for the transfer of Chris Smalling from Fulham.

‘Chris has agreed personal terms with the club and will join for the beginning of the 2010/2011 campaign. He will remain at Fulham until the end of the current season.’


Smalling is a talented, relatively stylish central defender, more Rio Ferdinand than Nemanja Vidic. He’s one for the future, no doubt and we can have high hopes for him.

Welcome aboard, Chris, good luck for the rest of the season!