08 Jul Switch information: Roma ahead Stephan El Shaarawy is ready to affix Shanghai Shenhua in €16m deal
The Chinese language Tremendous League facet have added the ex-Serie A ahead to their ranks after profitable negotiations in Shanghai
Stephan El Shaarawy has accomplished a change to China after Shanghai Shenhua introduced that they had agreed on phrases along with his present membership Roma.
Striker El Shaarawy has formally moved to the Chinese language Tremendous League (CSL) membership for a reported €16 million (£14m/$18m).
In an announcement on their web site on Monday, Shanghai Shenhua confirmed that they had reached an settlement with Roma.
“Shanghai Greenland Shenhua Football Membership and Italy’s Rome Football Membership have reached a transfer settlement,” the assertion learn.
“Stephan El Shaarawy, who has twin Italian and Egyptian nationality, is predicted to reach in Shanghai on July 8, Beijing time.
A 23-time Italy worldwide, he scored 11 targets in 33 video games in all competitions final season.
El Shaarawy informed Football Italia: “I’ll at all times thank the Roma followers for these years we had collectively.
“I additionally thank all those that I labored with at Roma.”
Stephan El Shaarawy has as we speak accomplished a transfer to Shanghai Shenhua.
— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) July 8, 2019
The Italy worldwide had initially mentioned he was too younger to go to China, however the 26-year-old has had a change of coronary heart.
El Shaarawy was requested if he had spoken to Italy boss Roberto Mancini about how the transfer would have an effect on his probabilities of extra worldwide calls.
“No, I haven’t heard from him,” the participant mentioned.
El Shaarawy started his profession with Genoa however made solely 4 appearances for the membership earlier than first making his mark on mortgage with Padova the place he scored 9 targets in 29 video games.
That was sufficient to earn a transfer to AC Milan in 2011 the place he scored 21 targets in 82 appearances earlier than mortgage spells with Monaco after which Roma which finally turned everlasting.
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He was certified to play for Egypt however determined to hyperlink up with Italy at Below-17 stage earlier than making his senior worldwide debut in a 2-1 pleasant defeat by England in August 2012.
He scored his first objective for his nation in opposition to France in his third look and has scored 3 times in his 23 outings thus far.
El Shaarawy joins a Shanghai Shenhua facet struggling in 14th within the CSL after simply three wins from their opening 16 video games.