Chris Smalling keen on Saudi Pro League as January option

Andy Mattioli

Chris Smalling’s return to the pitch remains unclear as the Englishman is still nursing an injury.

The veteran centreback is nearing almost 3 months of action missed due to a chronic injury in his knee.

According to La Repubblica, Roma are growing increasingly impatient with Smalling who has not shown signs of improvement.

The player could evaluate a departure from the club in January. The newspaper claims Smalling expressed his interest in playing in the Saudi Pro League.

However, at the moment no offers for the 34-year-old ex-Man United man have arrived at Roma’s doorstep.