Modified 24 Feb 2020, 12:30 IST
Roma head coach Paulo Fonseca stated the Serie A aspect want to sign loanees Chris Smalling and Henrikh Mkhitaryan permanently.
Smalling and Mkhitaryan are on season-long mortgage offers from Premier League duo Manchester United and Arsenal respectively.
United centre-back Smalling has impressed for Roma, who’re decided to make the England worldwide’s deal a everlasting one within the Italian capital.
“Chris is a good, nice man, a fantastic, nice skilled,” Fonseca informed Sky Sports News.
“The adaptation [to Italian football] was very straightforward for him. He’s a boy that everybody loves within the membership as a result of he is a good skilled.
“I would really like Chris to keep. We are talking. I do not know whether it is potential due to the state of affairs with Manchester United, however I would really like a lot for Chris to keep right here with us as a result of he is essential.
“He is a good participant, a fantastic man with a fantastic angle each day and for all of those causes I’d be very comfortable if Chris stays.”
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— Henrikh Mkhitaryan (@HenrikhMkh) February 23, 2020
Mkhitaryan, a former United team-mate of Smalling, has skilled an injury-interrupted spell with Roma.
However, the attacking midfielder has nonetheless managed 5 Serie A objectives and a pair of assists after scoring and creating one other within the 4-Zero rout of Lecce on Sunday.
“Mkhi throughout this season obtained some accidents however he’s returning now and he’s proving his high quality,” Fonseca stated.
“Let’s see. He is a participant with nice choices on the pitch and I’d additionally like to maintain Mkhi in our group.”
Roma are fifth within the Serie A standings, three factors adrift of Atalanta, who occupy the fourth and remaining Champions League spot.
Published 24 Feb 2020, 12:30 IST
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