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Everton Target Signs New Contract At Old Trafford

Amuda Segun

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Manchester United defender Chris Smalling has ended speculations about his long-term future at Old Trafford after putting pen to paper on a new contract.

The 29-year-old had six months left on his previous Manchester United contract before signing a new deal that will take him to 2022 with the option of an additional year.

The contract renewal news was confirmed by Reuters.

The England international centre back was heavily linked with fellow Premier League side Everton.

Top four rivals Arsenal were also mentioned at some stage as a possible destination for Chris Smalling.

The Englishman has played in over 300 games for Manchester United in all competitions since he joined from newly promoted English top flight side Fulham in 2010.

He was part of the Manchester United squad that won the Premier League title in his first season (2010/11) as well as during the last campaign of legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson (2012/13).

Chris Smalling has been part of a Manchester United side that has failed to live up to fans’ expectations this season.

He has been a regular fixture in a porous Red Devils backline which has already conceded 26 goals in just 16 Premier League games.

Smalling and Manchester United have been able to keep just two clean sheets all season.

I am Segun Amuda , Journalist at Thewistle.com. You can also find my articles here on topics related to Football. Outside Blogging, I have a keen interest in watching English Premier League Games. For any queries or issues related to articles on our website, kindly get in touch.