Official: El Shaarawy bought out by Roma for €13 million

Stephan El Shaarawy of Italy looks on during the international friendly match between Italy and Finland on June 6, 2016 in Verona, Italy. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)
El Shaarawy during the international friendly match between Italy and Finland on June 6, 2016. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

Stephan El Shaarawy is officially leaving Milan as Roma have activated their buy-out clause on Tuesday.

Unsurprisingly, Roma used their option to buy El Shaarawy for €13 million after the forward impressed during his 6 month loan spell with the Giallorossi (for which they paid €1.4m in January).

“AS Roma can confirm it has completed the permanent signing of El Shaarawy from Milan,” Roma confirmed through a statement on their site. “El Shaarawy, 23, initially joined the Giallorossi on loan in January with an option to buy – an option that the club exercised on Tuesday. The club paid €13 million as part of the deal, with the player signing a four-year contract that expires on 30 June 2020.”

El Shaarawy, who joined the Rossoneri in 2011 from Genoa and was the Diavolo’s top scorer in 2012/13, wrote a message on Instagram about his move: “Today is one of those days that change the direction of a career for me… it closes an important chapter that lasted four years with Milan. It was an honour to be part of a club so glorious and prestigious and wear the Rossoneri shirt.

“I want to thank all the people who have worked with the club and with me during these years. From Prime Minister Berlusconi, to Dr. Galliani and all the staff at Milanello. Special thanks to the fans who have always supported me, also in the last appearance at San Siro which I have not forgotten and I will not forget them. The goals, the choirs of the fans, their cries and their celebrations are the most beautiful things in my years at Milan and they will stay forever in my heart.

“Today a new chapter opens, a new adventure begins because I am now a Roma player in every way. I would like to thank the president, Mr. Pallotta, sporting director Walter Sabatini, coach Luciano Spalletti, my teammates and the entire AS Roma staff for the faith they have shown in me from day one – and especially the Giallorossi fans, who welcomed me with warmth and affection.

“Together we will achieve big things … Daje Roma!” El Shaarawy spent the first half of the season on loan at Monaco, for which they paid 2m so overall Milan have earned €16.4m from Stephan.

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good luck stefan.
but truly , roma robbed us.


El Shar is gone and no one vents their frustation in front of Casa Milan sigh

Orco banerjee

The tragedy is we bought Bertolacci from Roma for 20m € and Roma buys El Shaarawy from us for 13m €.

Atlanta ga usa

Honestly. Its a knife to the heart. But things happen and we must move on. Wish our voices were heard from here


Galliani is a fool I don’t see any all Italians youth prospect in Milan… They sold one of our best talents… I hope he goes on to become one of the greats n galliani curses himself. N now they are planning of swapping another amazing talent mastour with Vasquez? Wtf is wrong with this Milan 🙁


Honestly i can only wish Steph the best luck!
But Galliani is so far dead to me.


good for him.. honestly i can’t see him shine in milan anymore. we need more superior players that can lead us in these dark times.. players that can play under pressure .. and elsha is not suited for us anymore

lil pharaoh

Stupid Team!!!
With Stupid Management
With Stupid Owner
With Stupid FANS!!!
u sell El92 for 13m and bought bertolaci for 20m
and stupid fans are ok with it


Show me a fan who is ok with it


In as much as i support his sale,the price is too low! El sha shone only 1 season with us and declined after. I dont like galliani, but he should not be blamed for this one. Do you know how many clubs came knocking with better cash but galliani refused? Elsha himself asked the management to free him cos he wanted champions league football and thought he couldn’t fit into miha’s team. He went to monaco and played 15 league matches scoring no goal and that was where his price nose-dived. I wish him all the best and we have… Read more »


Anyone would think SES is this generation’s Donadoni… Good luck Stephan and thanks for the one blistering half season.


Welcome to the Project ItalMilan


Nothing changes at Milan. Continue to nose dive into mediocrity. Vasquez will be just another average player. Might as well accept that next season will be a disappointment as well. Looking at how things are going we should be lucky to keep steady at 7th in serie A next season. The Chinese takeover proceedings will fall through. Silvio will say his heart (although very weak) dint let him part with his 70% stake. Galliani will get get 2 more Genoa players on his now standard “Loan with option to Buy” deals, and hype them to be the next biggest things… Read more »


I was expecting a swap for Paredes. If we now ask for Paredes, Roma will ask for 20 million. You can’t get anything for 13 million in this market.


I think 13 m is a good deal and everyone knows how average is SES is. Put SES in midfield of Roma at Milan he would do the same . So no future at Milan.