From Spain: Real Madrid president wants Suso; swap deal with Isco possible

By Oliver Fisher -

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has his heart set on a move for AC Milan star Suso, according to a report.

The Spaniard was heavily linked with a move away from Milan during the summer amid doubts that he would be able to adapt to Marco Giampaolo’s preferred 4-3-1-2 formation.

La Gazzetta dello Sport reported that Fiorentina were interested in a move for Suso, while Roma and Lyon were also linked by a number of different outlets, but he ended up staying at the club.

Attention has turned to the Spaniard’s possible renewal, with Calciomercato.com recently stating that Milan are looking to remove Suso’s €38m release clause, but that he would require a pay rise in order to do so.

Now though, Milan may have to act fast if they are to tie down their playmaker, who has a combined 47 goals and assists in 109 appearances for Milan since the start of the 2016-17 season.

Spanish outlet Don Balon states that Florentino Perez wants to replace Isco with Suso and as such is considering a move.

They state that he believes Suso ‘has similar characteristics to Isco’s, but is younger and hungry for success’.

A swap deal is mentioned as being a possibility – one which Milan would accept – while the previous comments regarding interest from Real has given them hope.

“When the best teams in the world look at you, it is to be proud,” Suso is quotes as saying.

“It means that things are being done well. Make the jump to one of the best teams in the world is always to be happy.”


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