According to the account established by the Italian media Il Tempo, Stephan El Shaarawy succeeded this Friday afternoon in controlling a man who was trying to steal his car. He was then reportedly assisted by police officers.
Stephan El Shaarawy is yet to play for Roma again, but he may have already had the best action of his season. The 28-year-old striker managed to subdue a man who tried to steal his car on Friday afternoon, according to information told by It Tempo.
It was 5 p.m. when the Italy international saw the individual smash the rear window of his car. He then decided, rather than letting him escape, to chase him through the streets of the capital. Also according to the transalpine media, the footballer would have managed to catch up and tackle him to the ground. He was then reportedly assisted by police officers who were in the area.
The suspect is said to be 35 years old. He was arrested and is being prosecuted for aggravated theft, according to Goal Italia.
Back five years after his thunderous debut
The return of the “Pharaoh” to Rome had been formalized two days before the end of the winter transfer market. He had been free since his contract at Shanghai Shenhua was terminated a few months ago.
“He’s a player who knows Italian football well, that’s important. He has characteristics that can be useful to the team. And he’s very keen to come back to Roma, that’s important for a coach of feel such motivation in a player, “said coach Paulo Fonseca.
The man with 28 caps and 6 goals with the Nazionale had meanwhile declared, five years to the day after his first match and his first goal with this team: “When I arrived in Rome the first time, I went Realize that it didn’t take long for this city and this club to be part of you. When I left, I understood that they will stay in your heart forever. “