AC Milan’s Italian international striker Stephan El Shaarawy has been loaned to AS Monaco for a season with an option to buy, the French Ligue 1 club said on Monday.

“Stephan El Shaarawy joins AS Monaco’s workforce. After more than 100 matches played in the Milan jersey,” AS Monaco confirmed on their website of the player who has scored 27 goals for Milan.

The 22-year-old El Shaarawy, born in Italy to an Italian mother and Egyptian father, had been touted as a rising star, arriving in Milan in the summer of 2011, and scoring 16 goals in the 2012/2013 season.

But he has been hampered by injury over the past two seasons only returning at the end of 2014-2015 campaign, scoring a double against Torino in the penultimate game.

By AFP .