- Jun 30, 2016
I think the circumstances are a bit different. Sir Alex let Stam go for personal/political reasons. Ole let Smalling go because he's not a good manager.At this rate, Juventus might offer him a deal. They're good with "older" player, and they didn't mind to have a non-ball playing CB like Chiellini with massive success.
Also it's nice to know that Ole is still in contact with him, and doesn't mind taking him back. It reminds me of SAF who didn't mind to admit, selling Stam was a mistake.