El Shaarawy's Milan delight

Youngster thrilled to finalise switch from Genoa

El Shaarawy: Overjoyed to complete switch to Milan

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Stephan El Shaarawy has expressed his joy after linking up with his new AC Milan team-mates for pre-season training.

An agreement was reached to take the highly-rated 18-year-old to the San Siro from Genoa last month on a co-ownership deal.

El Shaarawy is thrilled to have now completed the transfer and is looking forward to making a big impact with the Rossoneri over the months and years to come.

"These first few days at Milanello have been very exciting, as I got to know great champions and extraordinary people," said the Italy U21 international.

"The top players were the ones who gave me the best advice, and Gennaro Gattuso said he'd cut my hair with a tackle!

"My objectives for this term are to learn, mature, develop and earn my place. It takes a lot of hard work and I am willing to do that. "