Genoa's Stephan El Shaarawy: Joining AC Milan would be a dream come true

The 18-year-old has declared his love for the Italian capital side, despite reported interest from their cross-town rivals
Genoa midfielder Stephan El Shaarawy has admitted that he would jump at the chance to sign for AC Milan.

The 18-year-old spent the last season on loan at Padova, whom he helped reach the final of the Serie B play-offs, where they were defeated by Novara.

El Shaarawy is highly regarded in Italy, with with both Inter and AC Milan reportedly interested in his services, but the midfielder has now declared his preference goes to the Serie A champions.

"I like AC Milan because I have been a fan of theirs since I was a child," he told Sky Sport 24.

"My idol is Kaka and he has always inspired me.

"It would be a dream come true to be part of a team like AC Milan."

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