AC Milan have pencilled in talks with the agent of winger Suso over a possible renewal of his deal, a report claims.
The Spaniard’s future with the Rossoneri came into question this summer amid doubts over whether he could adapt to Marco Giampaolo’s preferred 4-3-1-2 system as a trequartista.
A number of clubs were reportedly interested, with La Gazzetta dello Sport stating that Fiorentina were considering in a move, while Roma and Lyon were also linked by a number of sources throughout August.
Nonetheless, the 25-year-old remained at the club after impressing in preseason and earning praise from Giampaolo for his performances.
He has started all three Serie A matches for Milan this season, registering an assist for Hakan Calhanoglu in the 1-0 win over Brescia before the international break.
With his current contract expiring in 2022, the urgency regarding his renewal is not the length of the deal but rather the existence of a €38m release clause built into the current agreement.
Calciomercato.com recently stated that Suso’s entourage have let it be know that their demands are a pay rise from €3.5m-a-year to €5m-a-year, something which could result in the clause being removed as a trade-off.
According to the latest report from the same outlet, the Spain international ‘wants to continue his adventure with the Rossoneri’ and that talks over a renewal will begin with his agent Alessandro Lucci in February.
That, of course, means that an interested team could swoop in January and trigger his clause – something which may concern the management especially if he hits a purple patch of form.
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