With his disappointing spell at Monaco behind him, Stephan El Shaarawy has completed his move to Roma after it was made official by the club.
The 23-year-old landed in the capital on Monday night before undergoing his medicals and even taking part in training on Tuesday after being granted permission by AC Milan to do so.
However his loan move was finally made official later in the day, with the Giallorossi confirming they hold an option to make the switch permanent at season’s end.
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“The Italian forward joins on a loan deal until 30 June 2016, for a fee of €1.4 million,” read a statement on Roma’s official website. “The agreement includes an option to make the deal permanent, for a fee of €13 million, before the beginning of the 2016-17 season.”
El Shaarawy confirmed his excitement at finally make the move official, as he looks to hit the heights that made him such a success for the Rossoneri back in the 2012/13 season.
“I’ve joined Roma to show what I can do – to myself, the coach and the Italian game as a whole,” he told Roma TV.
“I hope to repay the faith the club is showing in me and therefore I want to give 100 percent when I play to try and achieve great things here.”