Arsenal target El Shaarawy has huge potential, says Prince-Boateng

AC Milan midfielder Kevin Prince-Boateng says Arsenal target Stephan El Shaarawy has "huge potential" after impressing this term

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Stephan El Shaarawy (far right) has been in fine form this term Photo: Stephan El Shaarawy/Twitter

Stephan El Shaarawy

Kevin Prince-Boateng believes AC Milan midfielder Stephan El Shaarawy has “huge potential” amid reported interest from Arsenal.

The 20-year-old has been a sensation for Milan this season, scoring 16 goals in 26 Serie A games to almost single-handedly keep his side’s top-three aspirations on track.

The Italy international has attracted interest from a host of Europe’s top clubs, including the Gunners, and Boateng backed his team-mate to have a bright future.

“El Shaarawy has huge potential. He’s a very cheeky player , and I like those types of players. Those who don’t care if they play against Barcelona or Cagliari,” he said.

Before the January transfer window, Arsène Wenger admitted the former Padova striker was the type of player who could slot into his Arsenal side.

“El Shaarawy is a very mobile, very technical young player. His philosophy fits perfectly with mine,” Wenger told Eurosport in December.

However, Wenger faces a tough task in luring El Shaarawy to The Emirates, with Milan reported to value the forward at £25m.

The Rossoneri star has scored 23 goals in 63 appearances for the San Siro outfit after joining the seven-time European champions from Padova in 2011.

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