According to reports, Tottenham Hotspur are weighing up a move for AC Milan winger Suso. Tottenham have been facing a dearth of out and out wingers who can help in width creation and with Son Heung-Min and Erik Lamela out injured for the start of the campaign, Tottenham are quite light in the wide midfield department.
To remedy the situation, they are have viewed Suso as a transfer option. Mauricio Pochettino is said to have been a long-term admirer of the 23-year-old and the Argentine gaffer is hoping that he can lure Suso to White Hart Lane.
The Spaniard, who is a left-footed inverted winger, is a former Liverpool player who is deployed on the right flank and has become one of Milan’s key men. Despite playing nearly five years for Liverpool, he only made 18 appearances for the senior side before his move to AC Milan.
Suso found the back of the net 7 times and bagged 9 assists in all competitions for Milan in the 2016/17 season, having started nearly every game for the Italian outfit. Several clubs from Italy and Spain are said to be interested in acquiring the services of the player. Tottenham must move quickly if they are sure that he is the kind of player they need.
Suso fits the bill perfectly for Pochettino; he works really hard and is young enough for the gaffer to chisel into a future star. Under the tutelage of Pochettino, his growth is likely to be expedited. In addition to this, he can also be deployed as a right wing-back if he improves upon his defensive contribution.
His finishing is really good and he has the ability to dribble past defenders with ease. He doesn’t shy away from taking shots from distance and the ability to cut inside makes it even tougher for the opposition to deal with.
He has a decent Whoscored rating of 7.17. He is also quite good with set-pieces which can perhaps solve the problem of not having a dependable back-up option for Christian Eriksen. Tottenham fans have grown frustrated with Erik Lamela who has faced a long time on the sidelines with injuries. If they can sign Suso, they can perhaps sell the Argentine.
Suso has just two years left on his current contract and therefore can probably be lured away with a reasonable amount. The question is whether he will be able to acclimatise to the English game and whether he will be a great improvement on any of the current players Tottenham already have.
Stats via Whoscored