Suso agrees contract with AC Milan

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Liverpool forward Suso looks set for a move to AC Milan in January, according to the Daily Mirror.

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Lack of opportunity

The youngster joined the Reds in 2010 as a 17-year-old and was integrated into the clubs academy before making his first team debut in 2012.

However, the Spaniard has found it difficult to establish himself as a first-team regular under Brendan Rodgers.

There was rumour during the summer transfer window that the 20-year-old would switch Merseyside for the San Siro, yet Suso believed he was good enough to fight for his place at Anfield.

However, after a lack of first-team opportunities this season, having not made even a substitutes appearance this season, Suso now seems reluctant to leave to gain regular football.

Out of favour

Suso left Liverpool last season and joined Spanish outlet Almeria on a season-long loan. The youngster impressed during his time in La Liga and bagged seven assists in a struggling side.

He returned to Anfield with full hope of breaking into the Liverpool first-team however he has saw himself slide even further down the pecking order with new signings Mario Balotelli, Adam Lallana and Lazar Markovic just a few who have leapfrogged the Spaniard.

In the Reds' last game against Ludogorets Razgrad, they were missing a few key players - Markovic was suspended, Daniel Sturridge was out injured likewise the pair of Emre Can and Joe Allen.

Suso found himself on the bench for the first time this season, however was an unused substitute and saw Fabio Borini - who also spend a season away out on loan last season at Sunderland - given the nod over him.

Right decision

From a footballing perspective, it seems that Suso is making the right move.

Liverpool have a young, youthful squad with the likes of Markovic and Raheem Sterling who play a similar role and are firmly in the managers plans.

It is not like the Reds side is aging and Suso knows his time will eventually come. He has stiff competition and is already well down Brendan Rodgers' selection list.

Moving to AC Milan - where he will be on a reported one million euros salary a year - is an extremely sensible and valid career move.

He will play for the Red half of Milan who are team rebuilding under manager Filippo Inzaghi. They are regenerating their side after a few poor seasons in Serie A and Suso would very much fit the bill there as the former Milan striker is encouraging attacking football, which will suit the Spaniard down to the ground.

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