Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport has suggested that Stephan El Shaarawy’s loan deal is set to become permanent.
Monaco recruited the Italy international on a season-long loan with an option to buy for €15 million, and the latest reports suggest that the clause has been triggered.
And it was not the Principality club that decided to splash out on the 22-year-old, but the clause was rather activated automatically.
Namely, under the terms of the agreement, El Shaarawy’s loan deal was set to become permanent when the player made 15 appearances for Monaco, and his outing in Europa League vs Qarabag was 15th of the season.
This means that the Principality club are now obliged to sign the player outright for €15 million, with AC Milan set to receive the cash at the end of the season.
El Shaarawy hasn’t exactly impressed at the start of his career at Stade Louis II, and he has yet to score his first Ligue 1 goal.