Manchester United defender Chris Smalling says he will be happy to extend his stay in Italy if his season-long loan deal at AS Roma is successful.
England international Smalling fell out of favour at Old Trafford following the arrival of Harry Maguire as the world's most expensive defender from Leicester City.
The 29-year-old centre back has been brought in at Roma to help fill the void left by Kostas Manolas at the heart of the defence, and he suggested he could look to make the move permanent.
"This is an opportunity that came to me that I was very interested in, and I was very eager to come," Smalling told a news conference on Friday.
"It happened very quickly and now I focus on the next game, getting up to speed with training in terms of the manager's methods and then hopefully have a very good season.