Chris Smalling has already convinced Roma of making his loan move permanent. The Englishman has been a key piece of the Giallorossi defence so far this term and the Giallorossi want to keep him at the club well beyond the expiration of his dry loan move, which expires in June.
La Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Smalling’s agent, James Featherstone, passed through Trigoria within the past few days to meet with Roma sporting director Gianluca Petrachi. At the moment, Manchester United seem keen on having Smalling return in the summer, so Roma will not only have to convince the Red Devils to sell him – they must also convince them to do so at a price within their financial parameters. Ultimately, much of the potential-transfer depends on where Roma finish in the table and if they qualify for the Champions League.