Steohan joins Roma

MILAN: Roma have announced the signing of AC Milan forward Stephan El Shaarawy on a six-month loan deal that could see the Italy international make the move permanent, the Serie A club announced on Tuesday.

El Shaarawy quit the San Siro for Monaco last summer but a clause in his contract meant the French league club had to make the 23-year-old’s move permanent if he made 25 appearances.

After El Shaarawy played 24 times for the Principality side, Monaco opted not to buy, much to the delight of many Roma fans who welcomed him to Rome on Tuesday in the belief he can inject new life into their embattled campaign.