Date: 28th January 2010 at 10:33pm
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Chris Smalling signed a four-year deal with Manchester United today after successfully completing his medical. The Fulham defender will join us from next season.

Sir Alex Ferguson: ‘Chris is an extremely talented young defender, who we have been monitoring for some months. He is very quick and reads the game well. He will be a great asset to the club, playing alongside some of the best defenders around and we are delighted to have secured his signature.’

Smalling himself, meanwhile, talked about why he did not hesitate for a moment to accept United’s offer.

‘Joining Manchester United is an unbelievable opportunity for me. The chance of coming to the biggest club in the world is something I just couldn’t turn down. I am excited about working with Sir Alex and the fantastic players in his squad.’

I like the kid already!