Monday January 16 2012
El Shaarawy happy at Milan

Stephan El Shaarawy is prepared to stay at Milan despite a lack of playing time at San Siro so far this season.

The 19-year-old has been linked with a January exit given that he has made just eight League appearances since his summer switch from Genoa.

However, after appearing in last night’s 1-0 derby loss to Inter, the Italian youth international is prepared to be patient.

“A loan move did enter my thinking,” the attacking midfielder, who has an Egyptian father, commented.

“However, although I am not playing, I am improving by training alongside so many champions on a daily basis here.

“I’m being included in a lot of things and I am very happy at this club. I hope to stay here forever.”

The talented youngster, who spent last season on loan at Padova in Serie B, is actually part-owned by Genoa. He was linked with a Marassi return last week.

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