The defensive department of the Arsenal squad needs quality additions this summer.
Arsenal are linked with shock Chris Smalling move, according to the football transfer rumours in British media.
The 30-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.
Manchester United spent 8 million euros to sign the England international from Fulham in the summer of 2010. The 30-year-old has two years left on his current contract which expires in 2022. In August 2019, Smalling was sent to Roma on a season-long loan.
Chris Smalling has scored two goals and assisted one more across all competitions this season.
The 30-year-old is considered to be one of the best centre-backs in England.
His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including Arsenal.
Mikel Arteta is looking to shore up his defensive options and Manchester United’s Chris Smalling happens to be a target. Arteta is a known admirer of the player and is reportedly keen on the idea of bringing him this summer.
According to the report, “Arsenal are ready to meet the asking price demanded by Manchester United for Chris Smalling. Gazzetta dello Sport says Arsenal are happy to pay United’s £25million asking price for centre back Smalling, who is currently on loan to Serie A side Roma. Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho was weighing up a move for his former ace, who he managed while in charge of the Old Trafford outfit. Roma are keen to make the move permanent. But they are struggling to match the £25m price tag and are hoping to negotiate a lower fee. However, Arsenal are apparently happy to spend that amount as Mikel Arteta looks to stamp his mark on the team this summer.”
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If Arsenal are genuinely interested, a deal would not be impossible to complete.
The 30-year-old will be a good addition to Arsenal’s squad.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Arsenal.
It will be interesting to see what happens when Arsenal come calling for Smalling this summer.
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