Back in the summer, it was decreed that Chris Smalling was surplus to requirements following the signing of Harry Maguire.
Ole Gunnar Solksjaer obviously felt that he had enough options at the heart of the Manchester United defence to be able to let the 30-year-old go.
As it turned out, Smalling was snapped up, on a season-long loan, by the Serie A side, Roma.
This season, playing in Italian football, Smalling appears to have found his perfect niche.
In fact, according to the Italian media source, Romapress, Smalling is loving life so much in the eternal city he’d like to make the move permanent.
Now I can’t see Manchester United having any objections to the move being made permanent as long as a mutually agreeable fee can be agreed upon.
Personally, I’d be sorry to see Smalling leave, after bursting onto the scene at Fulham, before joining Manchester United, Smalling looked as if he’d become one of the best centre-backs in the world, however, he fell short of those expectations although, it is fair to say, there are numerous sides who’d love the defender in their defence.
Here at Vital Manchester United, we’ll monitor the situation and report back as deemed necessary.
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