Chris Smalling linked with summer exit from Roma as interest from Saudi Pro League increases

Andy Mattioli

The future of Roma defender Chris Smalling could ultimately unfold away from the Italian capital.

The English centreback has been sparingly used this season due to his continued injury-related absence from the field.

Following his recent return from a chronic knee injury, Smalling picked up another ankle injury that has kept him sidelined for the past three weeks.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Roma are making considerations regarding the player’s future: Smalling’s contract with the club runs out in 2025 and the player’s wages weigh considerably given his scarce output.

As a result, the newspaper reports that Smalling could end up being sold for a minor fee this summer: clubs from the Saudi Pro League are said to be knocking on Roma’s doorstep.

Additionally, Inter Milan have made initial inquiries for him as the Nerazzurri seek a low-cost, veteran option.

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