Tuesday June 14 2011
El Shaarawy dreams of Milan

Genoa teen sensation Stephan El Shaarawy says he'd rather join Milan one day than Inter or Juventus.

"Inter and Juventus are two great teams, but I dream of playing for Milan," he told Sky Sport Italia.

"I've always been a Milan fan since I was a small boy and it would be an honour to play alongside such champions as Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

"Milan is a dream and I have always looked up to Kaka. Some people have compared me to him –

I've always liked him as a player and as a man.

"I'd love to play with him too, at Real or Milan, wherever…"

El Shaarawy, the 18-year-old Italian whose father is Egyptian, is wanted by a number of clubs after impressing on loan at Padova this season.

However, Genoa sporting director Stefano Capozucca has insisted that the player will return to Marassi for 2011-12.

"El Shaarawy has done well, but he'll now come back to Genoa to stay in order for him to grow. Hopefully he'll live up to his potential."