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Done Deal: Man United Star Completes Loan Move

Timothy Aiyeku

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England international centre back Chris Smalling has secured his transfer to Italian Serie A giants AS Roma.

Chris Smalling has joined AS Roma on a season-long loan deal without the option of a permanent transfer.

His transfer was announced by the official Twitter handle of AS Roma on Friday evening.

Chris Smalling will wear the number six jersey at AS Roma on the back of his loan transfer from Premier League giants Manchester United.

The English centre back would replace Kostas Manolas at AS Roma after the Greek international left the Italian capital club to join Napoli.

Kostas Manolas left AS Roma for Napoli after five years with the Italian capital club.

Chris Smalling has left Manchester United for Italy after he was pushed further down the centre back pecking order by the summer arrival of Harry Maguire.

How compatriot joined Manchester United from Leicester City in a world-record deal for a defender.

Manchester United paid £80m to sign Harry Maguire from the Foxes to make him the most expensive defender in world football ahead of former recipient Virgil Van Dijk who sealed a move to Liverpool from Southampton at the start of last year.

The Dutch international has been a key player for Liverpool since his transfer in January 2018.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.