Smalling Sold As Japanese Right Back Comes In
Smalling has been sold to Chelsea
Chris Smalling has been sold to Chelsea for a fee believed to be around £7.25m. The English defender was another player who Brendan Rodgers deemed was not needed anymore and Chelsea was the shock team to come in for him. Smalling is looking forward to plying his trade in London and at Stamford Bridge.
I had to leave because I need to be playing for my England career and I think that I am better than the two centre backs that United have at the moment so the move to Chelsea will show everyone how good I actually can be. I believe I am at the team who will in the title this season in Chelsea.
Since Smalling has left Brendan Rodgers has tried to carry on in the wake of Sandro getting arrested and announced the signing of Japanese right back Asuto Uchida from Schalke in Germany and he is familiar to many football fans across Europe and Japan having made his debut for the nation in 2008 against Chile. He has gone on to make 60 appearances for his country.
Uchida signs on for United
Uchida began his career at Okayama in January 2006, making a total of 124 appearances, where he scored 3 goals for the club, During his time at Okayama his team lifted the Nihon-League 1 in 2007, 2008 and 2009, won the Japanese Emporor's Cup in 2008 and won the Japanese Super Cup in 2010.
In July 2010 he joined Schalke for £1.1m and made 99 appearances, scoring 1 goal. During his time with Japan and Schalke, Uchida's team lifted the Asian Nations Cup in 2011, the German Cup in 2012 and the Super Cup in 2011 before landing his move to Manchester United for £7.25m.