Struggling Italian giants Milan may sell their star player to raise funds in the summer.
AC Milan may be forced to offload their star player in Italian forward, Stephan El Shaarawy. The 22-year-old is seen as the Rossoneri’s most marketable player and could reportedly be sold at the end of the season in the summer.
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Milan have regressed in recent years ever since selling Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva while letting a key bunch of experienced heads in Gennaro Gattuso, Alessandro Nesta and Clarence Seedorf leave the club.
This is the first season in a while without Champions League football and Filippo Inzaghi’s side are struggling in 10th place, 11 points behind 3rd place Napoli.
Despite the signings of Jeremy Menez, Diego Lopez and Alex to name a few, Milan haven’t made any real improvements and are struggling to get results consistently.
Tuttosport believe that there haven’t been any official approaches for the Italian but due to the fact that he has his admirers, a potential bid wouldn’t be any problem. Arsene Wenger is one who has openly admired the Milan forward in the past:
“El Shaarawy is a very mobile, very technical young player. His philosophy fits perfectly with mine,” Wenger said. “You never know. I just say I love the way he plays.”
The news has certainly put Premier League clubs on alert as Spurs and Liverpool are ready to weigh up offers for the 22-year-old.
El Shaarawy was seen as a hot prospect and eventually had his breakout season in the 2012/2013 season where he scored 16 goals in 37 Serie A games. However, injuries have disrupted his career so far, having only made 20 league appearances since the start of the 2013/2014 season, scoring just one goal.
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