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Chris Smalling has reportedly put pen to paper on a new two-year contract with Roma, extending his stay in the Italian capital until 2025.
The English center-back joined the Giallorossi from Manchester United in August 2019, initially arriving on loan before making a permanent move for 15 million euros the following year. Smalling has missed Roma’s last five outings in all competitions due to a hamstring injury, but Mourinho is hoping to get the 33-year-old back for the second leg of the Europa League semi-finals against Bayer Leverkusen. Calciomercato.com reports that Smalling’s agent, James Featherstone, was in Trigoria during the week to put pen to paper on the defender’s new contract with Roma, a two-year deal worth a net 3.5 million euros per season.
The last bureaucratic details are now resolved and his new agreement should be announced at some point in the next few days, perhaps just after their return match in the Europa League semi-final with Bayer Leverkusen.