El Shaarawy willing to take drastic pay cut to return to Roma

With uncertainty surrounding the potential completion of the 2019/2020 campaign, Roma is already planning for the future, especially on the transfer market.

One of the names that could arrive before the start of next season is an old flame: Stephan El Shaarawy.

The Italian left the Giallorossi last summer for a massive payday in China after having arrived in January 2016. However, less than one year later, the attacker wants to return to the Eternal City.

Leggo has reported that the former Monaco man has already informed Roma that he is willing to take a drastic pay-cut from €14 million (net) to €2.5 million (net) just to make a return to his former club come to fruition.

El Shaarawy first made his intentions clear in December as he sounded out Roma to see if a return was possible at the time, though — talks never took off.

He is still only 27 years-old and is eager to return to his former love when the transfer window is open again — a reunion with Stephan El Shaarawy could be on the horizon.

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