The negotiations between Manchester United and Roma made breakthrough progress on Wednesday night, and Smalling was close to switching to the Serie A Red Wolves.
The main difference between the two sides was the price. Rome only hoped to pay 13.5 million pounds, while Manchester United’s asking price was 20 million. According to "The Athletic", as the transfer deadline on October 5 approaches, the two sides finally made a breakthrough in the negotiations. On Wednesday night, they reached an agreement of intent. Rome will pay a transfer fee of nearly 18 million pounds, and the specific payment The method is still under negotiation, but the report said that only the final details of the transaction remain to be finalized.
The 30-year-old Smalling himself is very eager to return to Rome. Last season, he played for the Red Wolf on loan. He played 37 times in various competitions and his performance was recognized.
In the summer of 2010, Manchester United bought the 20-year-old Smalling from Fulham. He has played 323 times for the Red Devils and won 2 Premier League, 1 FA Cup, 1 League Cup and 1 UEFA Cup. .