EPL: Man United change Chris Smalling’s stance


English Premier League club, Man United might have changed their stance on keeping Chris Smalling at the club for the coming season with interests available for him this summer window.

Chris Smalling spent last season on a loan deal where he impressed but returned at the expiration of the deal. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer welcomed him back and hinted that he would be having more opportunities in the team after monitoring his loan spell.

The statement by the Red Devils manager did not stop interests for Chris Smalling with AS Roma also keen to land him on a permanent deal.

This development might have forced Man United into having a change of mind as they have now set an asking price of £20 million for Chris Smalling.

The defender is very keen as well, to return to the Italian capital and is reportedly ready to take a huge pay cut from the £130,000 he currently earns to make it happen.

It is hoped that AS Roma will meet with Man United valuation for Chris Smalling so as to being personal terms talks with the player for a move to happen before the end of the summer transfer window.


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