Man Utd have ‘gentleman’s agreement’ with Roma over Smalling

Date published: Thursday 31st October 2019 11:43

Manchester United and Roma have reportedly reached a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ for the permanent signing of Chris Smalling.

It was reported on Wednesday that Chris Smalling’s agent had travelled to Rome to negotiate with the Serie A giants.

The Englishman also scored his first goal for the club on Wednesday night, helping his club on the way to a 4-0 win over Udinese, further endearing himself to the fans after stellar performances in recent weeks.

Gianluca Petrachi, Roma’s director of football, openly discussed the possibility of signing the Englishman on a permanent basis, with the price tag Manchester United have placed on their player – which was claimed to be around €15-20m – thought to be an obstacle to overcome.

Corriere dello Sport are claiming United and Roma have reached a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ for the centre-back, with the fee still negotiable.

An agreement between the two clubs looks likely given the number of centre-back options United have at their disposal.

Along with first-choice pairing Maguire and Victor Lindelof, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also has Eric Bailly, Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo and Axel Tuanzebe to call on.


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