AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani is delighted with the new deal for Stephan El Shaarawy.

El Shaarawy has penned a new contract to 2018.

"El Shaarawy is completely protected now," he told Sky Sport Italia. "Having lowered the age of the team [last summer] we now do not need to sell our best players.

"We've got back on track very quickly. Our fans understand this project."