A deal that came quickly in the last few days is the somewhat surprising sale of Stephan El Shaarawy to Monaco. Monaco made it official today that the he is joining them. The details of the transfer seem to an initial loan of €2-3 million and a mandatory buyout that adds another €13-15 if El Shaarawy plays 15 games for the Ligue 1 team.
Milan has a large squad and with other attacking buys this summer and squad size restrictions coming next summer outgoing transfers are inevitable. However, selling El Shaarawy is likely a mistake. Many have already said that he is injury prone and getting upwards of €18 million for him is a good move. This remains to be seen, when healthy he has shown flashes and this was also true in the last few games of the 2014-2015 season. There is also a likelihood that Hachim Mastour will follow El Shaarawy out of Milan.
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