Why Suso to Wolves would be an incredible January move
The 25-year-old former Liverpool man is amongst those to have come under immense scrutiny at the San Siro for AC Milan’s lacklustre start to the campaign, with the attacker failing to score a single goal in 8 league appearances.
As per Calciomercato, as cited by Birmingham Live, Milan are seriously considering the sale of the Spaniard in January to avoid falling foul of FFP regulations as they fear missing out on European football next season, although his indifferent form has also prompted the Rossoneri to cut all ties with him.
West Ham have also been mentioned as a potential destination for Suso, while Fiorentina and Sevilla are also likely to be interested in his services should Milan put him up for sale in January. (h/t Birmingham Live)
Suso rose through the youth ranks at Liverpool and made only 21 first-team appearances for the Reds in all competitions before completing a move to Milan in January 2015 and he has since gone on to establish himself as one of the most impressive playmaking wingers in Europe.
The 25-year-old, who has been capped by Spain on 5 occasions at the senior international level, boasts of an envious tally of 23 goals and 36 assists in 144 appearances for the Rossoneri but his time at the San Siro could be heading for a premature ending in January, despite the player having a contract until 2022.
Suso’s rise in the Serie A hasn’t caught the eye of several Premier League clubs, including Tottenham, and now it seems that the likes of West Ham and Wolves have also joined the race to sign the influential right-winger.
The 25-year-old might only be profiled as a winger by trade but, in all honesty, he has carved out a reputation for himself as a wonderful all-round attacker with excellent playmaking skills.
The Spaniard’s ability to cut inside from the flanks and create chances from open play with his crisp passing, vision and pinpoint crossing has earned him plenty of plaudits in Italy and he could well get a second chance to prove his credentials in English football.
To put things into perspective, it should be an absolute no-brainer for Wolves to go all out in their pursuit of Suso during the mid-season trading period as it is pretty clear that a handsome offer put on the table could possibly tempt Milan into cashing in on him.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side took the Premier League by storm on their return to the top-flight last season but they have endured a somewhat indifferent start to their campaign this time around.
Wolves currently sit 13th in the standings with only a couple of victories thus far, with the lack of creativity from open play being one of the key takeaways from their mediocre start to the season.
Taking a look at the stats from their 1-1 draw at the weekend against Southampton, Wolves had 57 per cent possession and played as many as 511 passes. All that territorial dominance yielded only a single attempt on goal.
To that end, it doesn’t require a rocket scientist to figure out that Wolves have found themselves bereft of ideas in the final third and someone like Suso could possibly add another dimension to their attack, whilst also improving the quality of the team’s supply lines.
That, in turn, would enable more service to the likes of Raul Jimenez and Patrick Cutrone up top and improve overall gameplay.
Agreed, Adama Traore has added more to his game this season and summer recruit Pedro Neto has shown strong signs of promise but Suso is definitely a more established player at the highest level.
The Spaniard has the ability to make a big difference with his creativity and versatility and his arrival at Molineux would transform Wolves into a more potent attacking unit.
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All in all, Wolves need to show more ambition in the transfer market if they are really serious about consolidating on their newly-found European status and a swoop for Suso in January would be a step in the right direction for that matter,