AS Roma’s Champions League hopes now rest on the Europa League final after their loss to Fiorentina, but Stephan El Shaarawy got on the scoresheet again.
As Calciomercato.com report, El Shaarawy made some recent comments which made it clear that his priority is to stay at Roma and renew his deal which expires at the end of next month, but the hypothesis of a move to Milan continues to gather steam.
El Shaarawy was at Milan from 2011 to 2015, amassing 27 goals in 102 games. Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara seem to be keen on the idea of signing him to replace Ante Rebic and/or Divock Origi, who have both disappointed and could leave.
With 13 starts in Serie A and four in the Europa League, El Shaarawy’s total of nine goals and two assists is not bad. The 30-year-old has characteristics that fit the Rossoneri, while the fact he is a homegrown player helps with the composition of the squad lists too.
At the moment there have been no talks between Milan and El Shaarawy’s entourage, as he continues to give priority to Roma while waiting for the future of José Mourinho and the consequent corporate plans to be clarified.
In recent weeks there has been a meeting between his brother Manuel – who assists him as agent – and Roma director Tiago Pinto, with the promise to meet again once the season ends.
El Shaarawy currently receives a salary of €3.5m net per season and is ready to sit around the negotiating table to define a new agreement, or alternatively look elsewhere.