Stephen El Shaarawy won’t go to A.S. Roma on the cheap and will return to A.C. Milan if the Giallorossi fail to exercise their option on the player by June 22. The striker is valued at $10 million, but Roma wants to pay an amount lesser than that. This is where Milan CEO Adriano Galliani has stepped in and told the club from Rome that the Italian is not available for a discount.
“It is very simple and not a problem for us. The date is June 21-22, so if Roma want to activate their option and buy El Shaarawy then they will, we are not open to negotiation.” Galliani said, as reported by football-italia.com, via Medaset Premium.
Shaarawy was initially loaned to French outfit Monaco last summer who also had an option to buy the player. But, after having a poor run of games with Monaco, he returned to Italy and featured for Roma where he found form.
The 23-year-old has scored 8 goals in 16 appearances for Roma. He has a shot accuracy of 60% and has also created 12 chances for the team, as reported by Squawka.com.
If reports are to be believed then A.C. Milan wants the striker to return to San Siro if Roma fails to pay the accepted amount. Galliani stressed on the fact that Shaarawy scored 15 goals during the first half of the 2012-13 season and having him back playing for the Rossoneri won’t be a problem.
Moreover, it was also highlighted that Shaarawy is a great player and Milan won’t budge from the fee that they want for the striker. If Roma is unable to exercise their right on the player, then he will return to play for the Red and Blacks.
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