Tuesday, 26 January 2010
United swoop to sign centre back sensation Smalling
News is breaking that Fulham have accepted a bid for their talented young centre back Chris Smalling, from Manchester United
The 20 year old made an impressive debut for the Cottagers just last month and has broken into the England U-21 set up. Arsenal were also keen on Smalling, but had a bid rejected by the West London club.
The player arrived at Fulham in March 2008 from non league Maidstone United. His prefered position is to play on the left hand side of the central defensive positions. His elegant style has lead to obvious comparisons to Rio Ferdinand with Roy Hodgson commenting that "he has maturity that i should not be able to expect from one so young"
The fee is likely to be in the region of £7 million.