Tottenham Hotspur have been dangerously dull in this transfer window with Mauricio Pochettino quite coy about the situation at the club for next season. They have lost a star player in Kyle Walker, but still, have the core of the squad intact at the moment. But they will need some more additions to certain positions in the squad, especially in attack, to make sure that they can take the next step next season.
They have been linked with the likes of Ross Barkley and Riyad Mahrez recently but have not been able to get deals done for them this summer. Another perpetual name linked so far this summer has been Spanish star Suso.
Time running out
The Spurs are a long term suitors for the former Liverpool star, who failed to have any kind of an impact in the Premier League at Anfield. According to Tuttomercatoweb, Tottenham Hotspur are now looking to sign him up this summer, after his stellar performances at the San Siro in the previous campaign.
The Italian outfit have spent insane amounts on some quality stars already this summer, which will push Suso down the pecking order. And Spurs wanted to take advantage of this situation to get a deal done for the diminutive attacker this summer.
However, the same news outfit now claims that the player’s representatives are ready to open talks with the Serie A outfit regarding a new long term deal for the winger, so Spurs have to act fast if they want him in the next month. But do they really need him?
Suso’s rise to prominence
The versatile Spanish winger was at the Liverpool Academy till 2012, but he made just 14 senior appearances in the Premier League, before being loaned out to Almeria in 2013. He failed to impress enough for the Reds to keep him at the club and he was sold to Milan in 2015.
The Italian outfit also sent him out on loan in the second half of his first season in Italy to Genoa but in the previous season, he stepped it up a notch, turning into the first choice at the San Siro.
Capable of playing in multiple positions in attack, the right winger picked up seven goals and 11 assists in 37 appearances across all competitions and has shown great signs of improvement over the last couple of years.
Will he fit in at Spurs?
Known for his finishing from long range and ability to create goals with path breaking passes, Suso was a failure in the Premier League as he failed to use his strength in the final third. However, at Milan, given the freedom to play across the front line, Suso picked up some serious confidence, that has now made his lack of physicality a very small issue.
He is quick and can dribble past opponents with ease while his ability to rarely lose the ball is also attractive for Pochettino. At just 23, he also fits the recruitment model at the club and could be a decent option for the Spurs. That is, if they are looking for a backup.
The Spurs currently need a first choice winger who can add goals and creativity on the wing to the side next season. Suso can do that, but not as consistently as the Spurs need him to next season. The likes of Heung-Min Son may be able to do a better job at that, with his past experience at the club, making a move for Suso not so profitable for Spurs.