RomaPress – Stephan El Shaarawy and his brother-agent, Manuel, continued negotiations today with Shanghai Shenhua with the hopes of finding an agreement for the rescission of the attacker’s contract.
Manuel El Shaarawy touched down in Shanghai in recent days to meet with the Chinese side for the first time since early December. The 28 year-old Italian initially came to an understanding with the club in the late summer that would allow him to leave on loan, however, his intentions for his future changed early last month.
The former Milan man informed the club in December that he wants to leave permanently and advised his brother to open negotiations with the club to terminate his contract. To date, the sides haven’t reached an agreement but there is hope that Manuel El Shaarawy’s presence in Shanghai could help break the deadlock in talks.
Earlier today, though, a rumor emerged that a loophole could be exploited by both El Shaarawy and Roma in their pursuit of the player. The clause in reference would make it easier for the player to leave due to his “inability to adapt to Chinese football”, however, a member of Shanghai Shenhua informed RomaPress that this clause currently isn’t valid.
The clause only becomes applicable once El Shaarawy reaches a minimum number of appearances with the club. At only sixteen total appearances, though, il Faraone still hasn’t reached the minimum requirement as stipulated in the contract.