AS Roma forward Stephan El Shaarawy has ended speculation over his long-term future by penning a new contract with the Giallorossi.
The Serie A giants have confirmed that the Italian winger has committed his future to the club by signing a new two-year deal, keeping him in Rome until 2025.
El Shaarawy was subject to interest from Besiktas in February, with the Super Lig giants initiating talks with the player’s representatives over a mid-season move to the Turkish top flight.
However, the 30-year-old forward turned down the transfer to remain at Stadio Olimpico. His previous deal expired at the end of last season, but Roma have decided to extend their association with the Italian.
“I would like to thank the club for giving me the opportunity to wear the yellow and red shirt again,” said El Shaarawy.
“Roma has always been my priority. Here I found a second family, and today I feel the responsibility to give back to the fans the affection they have always shown me.
“In recent years, we have grown in awareness and unity, and now we must continue to fight to achieve the goals we deserve”.
Roma General Manager Tiago Pinto added: “Over the years, Stephan has shown great attachment to the team and to the city, as well as offering a constant contribution on and off the pitch.
“Today, we are happy to be able to ensure Roma with his experience and professionalism, together with the plays, assists and goals that have always distinguished him”.
El Shaarawy contributed nine goals and four assists in 42 appearances across all competitions last season as Jose Mourinho’s side secured a top-six finish in Serie A and reached the Europa League final.
The Giallorossi have been active in the transfer window this summer. They are in talks to sign Atletico Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, with the player’s agent expected in Italy to try and finalise the transfer.