We are more than 3 months away from the next transfer window but as usual transfer speculations have already started doing the rounds. The latest one is that of AC Milan star Suso who according to Daily Star is struggling to sign a new contract and may favour a move to Arsenal if that persists.
It is understood that his wage demands is appearing to be an issue in completing his extension. Given that Unai Emery is looking to add a creative midfielder to his squad, Suso’s relatively cheap release clause at £40 million makes him a perfect fit.
However, securing his signature will not be easy though as Atletico Madrid and Tottenham are also monitoring his situation. If he doesn’t extend his contract at AC Milan we may well see a bidding war between the other two teams.
The 25 year old has been in scintillating form this season, scoring six times and providing eight assists in 23 appearances in all competitions under Gennaro Gattuso. Gattuso, who has been mightily impressed by the midfielder for his contributions and is hopeful that Suso will sign a new contract come the end of season.
Let's celebrate Suso's birthday by watching his top 5 goals scored in the Red&Black ⚽?
Per festeggiare il suo compleanno, abbiamo selezionato 5 splendide reti realizzate da @suso30oficial in rossonero ⚽? pic.twitter.com/2xpOkbXTcA
— AC Milan (@acmilan) November 19, 2018
Speaking about his appreciation for Suso’s hardwork and dedication to the team, Gennaro Gattuso has claimed that AC should offer the Spanish midfielder fresh terms as a reward for his contribution to the team this season.
“My job is to coach, I am not an agent or a sports director. He deserves a contract renewal, but it depends on the management,”
“There is great respect for Suso and he is contributing a lot to the team.
“He immediately made himself available after coming back from a leg injury [in January].”
If the current reports are to believed, Arsenal are firm favourites to sign him, ahead of the likes of Tottenham, if he doesn’t sign a extension. It could be a case of deja vu for the Gunners fan after witnessing Aaron Ramsey leave the club this season for Juventus.
Ramsey, who could not agree to new contract with his wage demands not met, eventually decide to move to Italy in search of greener pastures and the same can very well happen to Milan if they are not able to satisfy Suso’s demand.
Arsenal, even though they have strengthened their midfield with signing of Denis Suarez from Barcelona on loan until the end of season, will surely look for fresh signings and quality players to add to their rooster come the summer and adding a player of Suso’s calibre will surely go a long way in strengthening the gunners squad.