Smalling may leave Manchester United this summer
Everton are planning a move for Manchster United Defender Chris Smalling according to ESPN.com. The defender could be a part of mass exodus with Jose Mourinho planning to bolster his squad for the next season.
Though Manchester United have one of the strongest defensive unit in the League, Mourinho is not happy with some of his players with future of Eric Bailly and Marcos Rojo, who recently signed an contract extension, only looks certain. Mourinho recently claimed that United won’t sign any attacking player and is in the market only for defenders in the summer.
Everton having a disappointing campaign this season and Manager Sam Allardyce looking to add defensive reinforcements to replace Phil Jagielka and Ashley Williams in the summer. Sources said Everton are closely monitoring Smalling’s situation at Old Trafford, and they sent scouts to watch the defender against Brighton last Saturday in United’s 2-0 win in the FA Cup. They will move for the English Defender if he is released by United.
Smalling just have 15 months left in his contract and there is no talks as of now for a new contract, the 28 year may well look to move elsewhere.
Smalling joined United from Fulham for a fee of £10 million in 2010 and currently is one of the longest serving players in the club.