Monaco have completed the signing of Italy international Stephan El Shaarawy from Milan, the Ligue 1 club confirmed and is scheduled for medical.
The young Italian will look to rekindle his career with the French club after a difficult time of things with the Rossoneri, with the player speaking about his move after the announcement, per Monaco’s official website (via Football Italia).
The 22-year-old Italy international, who has struggled with injuries since his emergence in the Milan first team, arrives at the Stade Louis II on a season-long loan, with the principality club holding an option to buy.
The striker made over 100 appearances for the Rossoneri in all competitions since joining from Genoa in 2011 but spoke of his delight at his new challenge
“It’s a great feeling to sign here in Monaco. I am very happy and excited,” the Little Pharaoh told the official club website.
“I thank the President of AS Monaco for this opportunity and hope to have a great season. I want to make the fans happy.”
“We are very proud to welcome Stephan El Shaarawy, whose arrival marks the highlight of our recruitment strategy,” added CEO Vadim Vasilyev.
After the departure of Yannick Ferreira Carrasco to Atletico Madrid, Monaco were crying out for an injection of quality in the wide areas. El Shaarawy is a player that will get the supporters excited at the Stade Louis II, and if he can retain his fitness levels throughout the 2015-16 season, expect plenty to be revering the former Milan man as one of European football’s brightest prospects once again.
El Shaarawy was the top scorer in Serie A at the midpoint of the 2012-13 season, but since then, injury problems have really hampered his development. According to to statistics, the winger who seem to have a flair for extravagant hairstyles, has only made 15 starts for the Italian giants over the last season.