England defender Chris Smalling’s deal to join Roma on a permanent basis has been finalised, with the club agreeing to pay €20m for the defender according to Sportitalia.

The Manchester United defender has been on loan with the club this season and a deal in principle for him to join the club permanently has been sealed.

Roma will take Smalling on loan next season with a payment of €3m loan fee, with the aim of finalising the deal next summer for a reported €17m for the move to me made permanent.

The payment is understood to paid on installment in a three-year span, having considering Roma’s crises caused by the CoronaVirus Pandemic which have affected a number of clubs’ finances.

The Giallorossi has been on negotiations with both United and the player, and it appears 30-year old Smalling with play for the club next season.


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