NEWS
Monday December 17 2012
Perin eyes El Shaarawy link-up

Mattia Perin has admitted that he’d love to play alongside Milan’s Stephan El Shaarawy at some stage in the future.

The goalkeeper, a former teammate of the striker, is a player who has been linked with a possible move to the Diavolo.

“I told Stephan that he wouldn’t score against me,” the Genoa-owned custodian, who is on loan at Pescara, said after the 4-1 loss at San Siro.

“I’m happy for him that he did, but not for myself on a personal level.

“I have a great friendship with Stephan and we talk to each other quite regularly. At the age of 20 he is already the Serie A top scorer. I’d definitely like to play alongside him in the future.”

Perin and El Shaarawy have been teammates at Genoa and also while with various Italian national youth levels.