Roma finalise El Shaarawy loan

Roma have announced the capture of Stephan El Shaarawy on loan from Serie A rivals AC Milan with an option to make the move permanent.

The 23-year-old forward was originally set to spend the season with Monaco after joining the Ligue 1 club in July last year.

However, the agreement with the Principality outfit was terminated this month after El Shaarawy failed to impact for Leonardo Jardim's side.

Milan CEO Adriano Galliani had confirmed that they were in talks with the Giallorossi about sending the Italy international to Stadio Olimpico until the end of the campaign.

The Romans have now confirmed the temporary deal, which could be made permanent before next term.

A statement on the Italian club's official website read: "The Italian forward joins on a loan deal until 30 June 2016, for a fee of 1.4million euros (£1m).

"The agreement includes an option to make the deal permanent, for a fee of 13million euros (£9.8m), before the beginning of the 2016-17 season."

El Shaarawy added: "I've joined Roma to show what I can do – to myself, the coach and the Italian game as a whole.

"I hope to repay the faith the club is showing in me and therefore I want to give 100 per cent when I play to try to achieve great things here."

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