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Roma chief Fienga delighted with Smalling, Mayoral additions

AS Roma chief Guido Fienga has welcomed new additions Chris Smalling and Borja Mayoral.

Striker Mayoral has joined on-loan from Real Madrid while defender Smalling was signed outright from Manchester United.

"Today I am particularly proud to be able to present together both Chris Smalling and Borja Mayoral," Fienga told reporters.

“They are two players coming from two of the best clubs in the world, but they chose Roma. You know the details of Smalling's transfer and this is proof that both parties strongly wanted to make it happen.

“We have a nice feeling also with Mayoral, he had other important alternatives, including staying at Real Madrid that wanted to keep him. It's fair to say that Smalling was a cornerstone of Man United that wanted to keep hold of him.

“We have two great players and two good guys, we they can help us win. They are motivated and have chosen Roma instead of other projects, a choice to achieve ambitious goals."

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