El Shaarawy renews AC Milan deal

The 19-year-old striker, who netted twice in 22 appearances in Serie A last season, has committed himself to the Rossoneri until June 30, 2017
AC Milan have announced that forward Stephan El Shaarawy has signed a new five-year contract with the club.

The Italy Under-21 international arrived at San Siro just over 12 months ago as part of a co-ownership agreement with Genoa but the Rossoneri bought the player outright this summer.

Following the departure of star forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic for Paris Saint-Germain, Milan have now moved to tie El Shaarawy down to a new deal.

"AC Milan announce that they have extended the contract of Stephan El Shaarawy until June 30, 2017," a statement on the club's official website read.

The 19-year-old striker, who was born in Savona to an Egyptian father and Italian mother, scored two goals in 22 Serie A appearances last term.