If you believe the media — and why wouldn’t you, they’re so rarely wrong! — there’s a new transfer target for Tottenham Hotspur emerging. Various outlets, including TalkSport, are suggesting that Spurs are kicking the tires on 23 year old Spanish winger Suso, now at AC Milan.
You might remember Suso as the young Spanish player whom Liverpool once didn’t like as much as Jordan Ibe. A promising young Liverpool academy product, Suso only played a total of 600 minutes in 14 appearances for the Reds before being shipped off to Milan in 2015. Since then, Suso has resurrected his career at the San Siro, tallying seven goals and 11 assists in all competitions for Milan last season, playing mostly as a right winger.
Suso isn’t Thomas Lemar, but he’d almost certainly be an upgrade to Moussa Sissoko and might take a bid of about £19-20m to land him, which in today’s insane transfer market isn’t too bad. For what it’s worth, Suso is on record earlier this month as saying he’s quite happy at Milan and isn’t agitating to leave.
“I haven’t signed a contract renewal yet, but I am very happy at Milan, this is my team, my family is happy and I will certainly remain here.
“I want to thank all the fans, because it was a great year and they were wonderful.”
But, there are reports that he could be on the move this summer. Milan have reportedly not taken him along to this summer’s ICC, ostensibly because of Tottenham’s interest (but this is in the Italian media, so take it with a grain of salt).
It’s perhaps not the most exciting of links for Tottenham fans, but Spurs could probably do a lot worse than Suso (including, say, keeping Sissoko). With Erik Lamela still ailing, Spurs could use another option in the forward attacking band. Giving Suso another chance in England probably wouldn’t be a terrible decision.