Manchester United FC have agreed terms with Fulham FC to sign England Under-21 central defender Chris Smalling, with the 20-year-old set to join Sir Alex Ferguson's squad during the summer.
"Chris has agreed personal terms with the club and will join for the beginning of the 2010/2011 campaign," United said in a statement. "He will remain at Fulham until the end of the current season." The switch continues a heady rise for the London-born defender, who was playing at non-league Maidstone United FC just over 18 months ago. Smalling only made his Fulham debut in the last game of 2008/09, and has been restricted to eight appearances this term, four coming in the march to the UEFA Europa League round of 32, where they meet FC Shakhtar Donetsk.
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