Chris Smalling is now contemplating the possibility of extending his contract with the Giallorossi for an additional year.
The player’s agent – James Featherstone – recently clarified the situation regarding Smalling’s current Roma contract, reiterating the expiry date of June 2023.
The capital club, unlike earlier reports claimed, do not hold an option for an additional year, but this does not mean the two parties won’t meet to discuss an extension for the English defender, reports La Repubblica.
According to the newspaper, Smalling – who, since joining Roma in 2019, has collected 117 appearances, scoring 10 goals and providing 4 assists – is keen on extending his stay in the Italian capital. The veteran centreback is very appreciative of the role the club has played in reviving his career.
Roma, on the other hand, consider him the team’s defensive leader and are open to hold further discussions regarding a contract renewal.