Roma Reportedly Make Offer of €17m to keep Red Devils Loanee Chris Smalling

Roma Reportedly Make Offer of €17m to keep Red Devils Loanee Chris Smalling

As Roma have reportedly made a new offer which could total €17m to keep Red Devils loanee Chris Smalling at the Stadio Olimpico next campaign and beyond. England international has spent this past campaign on loan with the Giallorossi and has established himself as a crucial figure in the heart of their defence after playing 28 games.

Serie A giants manager Paulo Fonseca has publicly insisted that he wants Chris to remain, but question marks have been raised over whether or not it will be possible given the financial issues involved.

Aside from the impact of the covid pandemic which could limit spending in itself, the Giallorossi are still battling to qualify for the UCL next campaign and so time will tell if they can overcome that particular hurdle too.

Nevertheless, the Italian club are optimistic about keeping Smalling as they have made another loan offer with an obligation to buy. It’s suggested that while talks have continued between the two clubs, they will pay a €3m loan fee to keep him for next campaign, while they would then be obliged to pay €14m to buy him outright next summer.

That, in turn, would mean that they would have paid €20m in total for the 30-year-old centre-back since his initial arrival, and that could be enough of a financial incentive for the Red Devils to approve of an exit.
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