El Shaarawy failed to impress during his time at Monaco.

Stephan El Shaarawy joins AS Roma on loan from AC Milan

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Italy international Stephan El Shaarawy has returned to Serie A after a six-month spell in Ligue 1 with Monaco, sealing a loan move to AS Roma until the end of the season.

And according to Sky Sports, a deal worth £10 million this summer has been agreed in principle should the Giallorossi decide to make his move permanent from parent club AC Milan.

The news comes following Gervinho's £12 million transfer to China's Hebei Fortune on Tuesday, with El Shaarawy seemingly brought in as his replacement.


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Roma confirmed the move on their official website, with a loan fee of £1 million paid for the 23-year-old winger.

El Shaarawy has spent the season so far in France's principality but failed to score a single Ligue 1 goal for Leonardo Jardim's side. 

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And following his difficult tenure at the Stade Louis II, the Italian has spoken of his excitement and determination to succeed upon returning to his homeland.

He said: "I've joined Roma to show what I can do - to myself, the coach and the Italian game as a whole.

"I hope to repay the faith the club is showing in me and, therefore, I want to give 100-per-cent when I play to try to achieve great things here."


El Shaarawy first burst onto the scene as a Genoa youth prospect in 2008 and gained prominence in European football upon joining Milan three years later.

With a view to make the cut for the Italy national side for this summer's European Championships in France, the winger will hope he can sufficiently replace the departed Gervinho and rekindle the previous form that once saw him one of Europe's hottest talents.

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