Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson has been alerted by the possible availability of AC Milan’s highly-rated attacking-midfielder Stephan El Shaarawy, according to various reports in Italy.
The 19 year-old Italian has failed to hold down a place in the first-team since joining the Rossoneri in the summer making just 6 appearances, prompting speculation to grow over his future. El Shaarawy has bags of potential and big things were expected of him but lack of game time in Serie A has hindered the teenagers progress.
El Shaarawy’s agent insists his client is happy at the San Siro but warned his future is uncertain and move away is not out of the question.
Roberto La Florio told goal.com, “There is a question mark over the future of Stephan at this moment.
“The boy is fine at Milan and knows that he must always give the best to carve out a space for himself.”
La Florio also spoke of the lack of opportunity young players receive in Italy and suggested a move to the Premiership may be the way forward for his client to develop.
“In Italy the coaches are struggling to give more space to young people, especially in big clubs.
“We should instead follow the example of the English teams. If Stephan was playing in England he would surely play as a starter.
“What I can say is that there will be a discussion with the club in the coming weeks and then we will see. We will make the best choice for Stephan and the Rossoneri.”
Manchester United and Chelsea were tracking the teenager at Genoa before he joined AC Milan but their interest could be reignited following these comments made by his agent with a fee of around £7m thought to be enough to claim his signature.
El Shaarawy has represented the Italian national side at youth level and recently became a member of the Under-21’s making his first appearance against Hungary in November.
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