AC Milan should opt against moving for Liverpool flop Suso. The Italian giants are reportedly interested in securing his services when the transfer reopens in the New Year, with injuries having dogged his time at Anfield under both Kenny Daglish and Brendan Rodgers.
A move to Serie A may now beckon, but the youngster represents a substantial risk with the club currently in transition under Filippo Inzaghi.
Suso has made just 21 appearances since his move from Cadiz in 2010, with his last a Capital One Cup appearance in September.
That he is currently sidelined for a couple of months speaks volumes about his terrible time on English soil.
The Spaniard has had to compete with the likes of Jordan Henderson, Steven Gerrard, and many others since arriving, with the Red’s recently unsuccessful Premier League pursuit all done without a need for him.
Rumours of loan moves have been mooted, but Milan now appears the likeliest destination with Inzaghi keen to sign the midfielder as well as Real Madrid’s World-Cup winning German Sami Khedira.
Milan are keen to embark on another recruitment spree after the recent purchases of Diego Lopez, Jeremy Menez, Alex and Fernando Torres with the Italian side very much thrving under Inzaghi’s stewardship.
Their aim is to secure a quick return to the Champions League after the disaster of finish eighth under Massimiliano Allegri and Clarence Seedorf’s management last term, though a charge to the Scudetto could come about if they spend big in January.
They are also keen on Sami Khedira, but face competition from Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal who continued their sluggish start to the season with a 2-2 draw against Hull City at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.
Nothing seen in England convinces that Suso is a good fit for the Italian giants, who would be making a giant error if they moved for an unproven player.
Inzaghi’’s men are already blessed for players in Suso’s position, with Stephan El Shaarawy and Keisuke Honda capable of firing them to glory this term.
Michael Essien and Nigel De Jong have formed a solid midfield pairing, though the twilight of their careers are not far off.
Marouane Fellaini may be a possible avenue despite scoring in United’s 2-2 draw against West Bromwich Albion, though their midfield would remain below fellow rivals Juventus and Roma.
Their rivals have also strengthened and possess a squad greater in quality, and Milan must not sign Suso for the pure reason he is not fit to wear their red and black striped shirt.