Only a few days ago, Sky Sports Italia broke the news of Suso’s possible renewal. In the interview, the midfielder revealed how he is due on a new contract and is willing to stay with Milan in light of their exciting new project—
We had an agreement in December to get the contract renewal, but it seems as if right now they have other priorities.
I have three offers from Champions League clubs, but I want to stay here, as I am very happy with the fans and the Coach.
Nobody said anything to me, I’ve been waiting since December and we’ll see what happens.
We had a deal, I spoke to Fassone and he said there was no problem for the renewal. I am still waiting, they have my agent’s number, but I don’t think anyone called.
Vincenzo Montella is one of the best Coaches I’ve ever worked with and you can see how much we’ve improved. Gian Piero Gasperini was also important for me in my six months at Genoa to prove what I could do.
However, Corriere dello Sport is now reporting that the potential arrival of Hakan Çalhanoğlu has forced Montella to consider tweaking his tactics to incorporate the new signing. With reported interest from Roma, Napoli and Tottenham along with a price tag of €30 million, Milan could make a massive profit on the Spaniard whom they signed from Liverpool for a measly sum of €1.3m in 2015.
Suso’s best position has often been up for debate, with Silvio Berlusconi preferring him to play as a number 10 or a secondary striker. While Çalhanoğlu is an excellent addition, it seems premature on Milan’s part to consider the sale of one of their best players from last season.
Acknowledging the fact that Milan has no natural wingers on the team after the departures of Deulofeu and Ocampos, with one eye on the expected departure of M’Baye Niang, keeping Suso in the fold is now more important than ever.
Here’s to hoping that the club doesn’t compromise on its core whilst helping the new players adapt—we all know what happened to Humpty Dumpty when he broke into pieces.