Smalling would be the right choice for Roma’s backline

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Silva’s possible move to Chelsea confirms that Roma shouldn’t be afraid of investing in Smalling. The British defender could guarantee consistent performance.

Reportedly, Roma’s CEO Guido Fienga and his collaborators are still working hard to bring Chris Smalling back to the Eternal City. The British defender showed his quality in the 2019-20 campaign and he could guarantee solidity in the coming years.

Although Smalling is currently chased by many clubs of the Premier League as well, reportedly, the 30-year-old from London would be happy to return to the Italian capital.

Manchester United is a tough seller. The Red Devils are reportedly not willing to lower the price-tag of the defender though. But Thiago Silva‘s possible move to Chelsea confirms that over-30 top defenders can still make a difference for many years.

THIAGO SILVA | Stats 2019-20 – Matches played

  • Champions League: 9;
  • Coupe de la Ligue: 1;
  • Coupe de France: 3;
  • Ligue 1: 21;
  • Trophee des Champions: 1
  • Total Played: 35 (2725′ minutes).

The Brazilian star (almost turning 36) will reportedly sign a two-year-deal with the Blues. He recently played the final match of the Champions League edition 2019-20. Chris Smalling will be turning 31 in November and Roma shouldn’t be afraid of investing in him.

Chris Smalling may be the second acquisition of The Friedkin Group after Pedro, the Spanish star who officially joined the Giallorossi yesterday.

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A Roman between New York, Philadelphia, and Rome achieving his dreams. Persistence can make extraordinary things happen. Editor of AS ROMA 360 | Collaborated with Calciomercato.it & Calcio e Finanza | Reported on Major League Soccer | Featured on Bleacher Report & OneFootball EN.

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