Tottenham join the hunt for Chris Smalling
The defensive department of the Tottenham squad needs quality additions this summer.
The reports in England suggested that Tottenham have joined the hunt for Chris Smalling.
The 30-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.
The England international joined Manchester United from Fulham for a fee in the region of 8 million euros in July 2010. His contract expires in the summer of 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.
José Mourinho is looking to shore up his defensive options and Smalling happens to be a target. He is a long term admirer of Chris Smalling and believes he can get the most out of the England international.
Chris Smalling has the talent to play many roles in defense.
According to the report, “Tottenham have joined the interest in Manchester United defender Chris Smalling. Smalling’s permanent move to Roma could be scuppered if the Serie A side fail to qualify for the Champions League, says Corriere dello Sport. Tottenham and Everton have made contact with United over Smalling, while he is also under consideration at Juventus. United chief executive Ed Woodward has, in turn, increased his asking price for the star to £16.5million, and the deal in total could set Roma back £33million when wages are taken into consideration. Roma wouldn’t be able to sanction such a move if they end up playing in the Europa League next season, the report claims, with Smalling set to accept a pay cut in his current United wages but keen on a longer deal.”
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Spurs will have to come up with the right proposal to convince Smalling to join the club.
The 30-year-old will be a good addition to Tottenham’s squad.
How strong that interest is and whether Spurs will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.
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