Roma pressing on Smalling: “Chris, renew”

Maybe the dinner (vegan?) to the companions will offer it if and when he renews with Roma. Because Chris Smalling, in these weeks, is feeling strong the trust of the company but, above all, that of the comrades. They don’t want to lose their defensive leader. The Englishman has not yet made a decision, after Japan greeted everyone, he detached from social media, like his wife, and went on vacation to the sea. The contract issue is handled by his agents even if Smalling, at 33, knows perfectly well how the final decision on his future will be up to him alone. And no one else.

In this he remembers very much Mkhitaryan who, yes, was confronted with Mino Raiola but then, especially in the last period, he decided in the first person. Smalling, therefore, is called upon to give an answer to the Giallorossi club knowing that Mourinho, after the Armenian, does not want to lose too. Roma have proposed to renew until 2025, going, in some ways, even against some corporate policies, as the Friedkin want to rejuvenate the squad and do not like, euphemism, discuss contracts in the middle of the season. But Smalling is worth an exception, with the hope that the epilogue is different than that of Mkhitaryan.

Offer and thoughts
Chris is a smart and grateful guy: he knows that Roma took him when in Manchester he played little and was considered finished, knows that he waited for him when it seemed that the crystal muscles prevented him from playing continuously and knows how all were close to him in some delicate personal moments (the robbery in the house and not only). That’s why he considered and considered the Giallorossi as the first option for the end of his career. At the same time he is flattered by the offers, or rather, by the polls that have been made: earning for another two years at least three million net per season, plus bonuses, is not a small thing, as well as the chance to return, perhaps, to play the Champions League. For this reason he reflects, with the utmost respect, and with the awareness that everyone in Trigoria wants his signature.

The pressing
Comrades, in particular, seem unwilling to want to lose another senator. Mancini since he plays there together has improved a lot, with Pellegrini and Abraham represents the central axis of the team, young people see him as a point of reference. And if you have to get someone by the ears, to put it mildly, they do. He made himself understood even when he did not speak Italian, let alone now after three years. That’s why the words of Pellegrini, released a few days ago and released yesterday in the interview FourFourTwo, I hide more than the jokes: I recently asked Chris where he would take me out to dinner, this year I have already made three assists. We said: every three assists, a dinner out. A top dinner, however. He is exceptional, so positive, a great on and off the field». Regardless of the choice of restaurant, whether or not it is vegan, it is clear that the sentences of the captain of Rome are not of circumstance and go beyond the smiles: Smalling was and remains a staple of the locker room. And whether or not this in the signature will have its own weight will not be (only) a dinner to prove it.