Monday June 10 2013
El Shaarawy ‘snubs’ Man City

Manchester City target Stephan El Shaarawy has assured Milan fans that he wants to continue his career at San Siro.

The Premiership giants are keen on the Italian international, but the 20-year-old isn’t getting ready to pack his bags.

“I really don’t think I will be leaving Milan,” the former Genoa youngster told La Repubblica. “I’m flattered if City really want me, but I want to stay at Milan.

“I’m really happy with the Rossoneri and I feel very attached to the club.

“I've always felt total confidence in me at Milan on the part of everybody – the club, boss Massimiliano Allegri who launched and encouraged me, and my teammates.

“Even when the goals dried up, everyone recognised the important work which I was doing. And if I am in the national side today then it is thanks to them.”

El Shaarawy had a season to remember in 2012-13 after scoring 19 goals in 46 games for the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza outfit.

“It was a fantastic season for me, one which surprised me,” he continued. “Why? Because I knew that I needed to play with consistency.

“I didn’t expect to score as many goals as I did, to remain at the top of the scoring charts for so long or to find myself in the national side, scoring my first goal against a side like France.

“That was one of the best emotions I have ever experienced.”

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