Man City transfers: Stephan El Shaarawy wants to stay at Milan
Man City transfers: AC Milan midfielder Stephan El Shaarawy says he is flattered by Citizens interest but doesn't want to leave
Stephan El Shaarawy says he is flattered by Manchester City interest but doesn’t expect to leave AC Milan this summer.
The 20-year-old has made a big impact in Serie A for i Rossoneri last season, scoring 16 goals and making four assists in 34 top-flight appearances.
El Shaarawy has also been called up by Cesare Prandelli to the national side on seven occasions and the midfielder looks set to play a big role in Italy’s future.
The Citizens have been heavily linked with a move for the playmaker but El Shaarawy insists he is happy at the seven-time European champions.
“I don’t think I will leave Milan,” El Shaarawy told La Repubblica.
“If City really wants me, it flatters me. But I want to stay here at AC Milan.
“I always felt total confidence from all: the club, coach [Massimiliano] Allegri and team-mates. “It’s also thanks to them that I am in the Italian national team.”
El Shaarawy has scored 23 goals in 68 appearances for Milan after completing a switch to the San Siro from Genoa in 2011.