AC Milan star Kevin-Prince Boateng has branded Stephan El Shaarawy as the new Zlatan Ibrahimovic at the San Siro.
The 20-year-old has been a revelation for the Rossoneris since the departure of hit-man Ibrahimovic to French side Paris Saint-Germain in July.
The Italy international has scored 14 goals in 17 Serie A appearances this season and Kevin Boateng who has been struggling to pick up his form believes Shaarawy is the new Ibrahimovic for Milan.
“We almost have a new Ibrahimovic”, he told German daily Die Welt.
“If El Shaarawy continues as he is now, he is [a new Ibrahimovic] without doubt.”
Concerning Milan’s poor form in the Serie A the former German youth international insists his side are working to improve on their status in the Italian top flight.
“We have improved a lot”, said Boateng.
“But we can achieve even more.”