Paulo Fonseca insists Chris Smalling has become an important player at Roma and that he would love to see him extend his stay at the club.
The 30-year old center back followed former teammates Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez to Italy last summer on a season-long loan deal.
Since signing for AS Roma, Smalling undergone a period of renaissance. The defender has become a big hit and has established himself as a solid figure in the Roma backline.
He also has two goals to his name while playing 20 times in Serie A so far which is more than enough to convince his manager Paulo Fonseca of his abilities.
“I would like Chris to stay,” Fonseca told Sky Sports
“We are speaking. I don’t know if it is possible because of the situation with Manchester United. But I would like so much for Chris to stay here with us because he is very important.
“He is a great player, a great man with a great attitude every day. And for all of these reasons I would be very happy if Chris stays.”