The winger of the Giallorossi was reportedly offered a sumptuous salary to move to China. Roma could trade El Shaarawy out to cope with the financial fair play this summer.
Several players have been linked to Roma since the end of the season. The Giallorossi want to reshape their roster and two top stars could be leaving the eternal city soon. Reportedly, Dzeko and Manolas could be packing their bags in the next few days to join Inter and Napoli but, unexpectedly, the Lupi may almost cope with the financial fair play rules by trading their left winger out.
In the last few hours, Stephan El Shaarawy was reportedly offered a sumptuous salary by Shanghai Shenhua. The Chinese powerhouse would have targeted the Italian-Egyptian winger due to its impossibility to reach Inter’s Ivan Perisic.
According to Nicolò Schira, a journalist of the Italian La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Chinese side would have offered El Shaarawy €8 million per season. Although the player is thinking about this option, he is reportedly not really tempted to go.
Dopo il no di Ivan #Perisic (Inter) lo #ShanghaiShenhua ha offerto un quadriennale a #ElShaarawy da 8 milioni netti a stagione. Il Faraone ci pensa anche se non sembra particolarmente intrigato dalle sirene cinesi. #calciomercato
— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) June 24, 2019
New details have been reported by Sky Sport. The Italian TV network reported that the offer to El Shaarawy would be €12 million per season. Reportedly, Roma is asking €20 million to let him go but the Chinese side is not willing to pay that much due to the imminent contract expiration of the player (2020).
Stephan El Shaarawy may relieve Roma’s financial constraints this summer. By trading him out, the Giallorossi could easily cope with the financial rules imposed by UEFA.