Rome’s CEO Feinga revealed that Manchester United originally wanted to keep the England central defender this summer, and at the same time he also praised the Red Wolf’s other new aid, Mayoral.
"I am proud to be here today to introduce Smalling and Mayoral, they are two players from the world's top clubs, but they have chosen Rome." Feenga said.
"You all know the details of Smalling's transfer. This result also proves that we and the players want to continue to cooperate. I think it is fair to say that Smalling was once the cornerstone of Manchester United, and Manchester United originally I want to keep him."
"We are also very optimistic about Mayoral, he had other important choices at the time, including staying in Real Madrid, because Real Madrid also wanted to keep him, but he eventually chose Rome."
"Smolin and Mayoral are able to help us win. They are very motivated. They chose Rome and chose an ambitious plan."