Milan signs El Shaarawy and sends Merkel to Genoa

Reuters, Saturday 25 Jun 2011

AC Milan signed midfielder Stephan El Shaarawy from Genoa, doing a switcheroo with German Alexander Merkel

Stephan El Shaarawy

It's time to congratulate Stephan El Shaarawy for being signed to AC Milan.

El Shaarawy, born in Italy to an Egyptian father, impressed on loan at second-tier Padova last season and his move to Milan is the latest in a string of deals between the Rossoneri and Genoa.

Merkel broke into the Milan first team last season but will now get a chance to be a regular at Genoa.

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