Roma searching for Chris Smalling’s January replacement

Andy Mattioli

Roma are reportedly concerned with Chris Smalling’s recent injury woes.

The English centreback has been sidelined for the past two months with a chronic case of acute tendenitis.

A timeline for his return is yet to be established as Smalling flew to London for a medical consultation with renowned sports surgeon Andy Williams.

As a result of Smalling’s unclear status at the age of 34 years old, claims the capital club have began searching for a valid replacement in the January window.

Roma are said to be monitoring various players for the position including Spurs defender Eric Dier, Genoa’s Radu Dragusin and Salzburg Oumar Solet.