Sevilla sporting director Monchi has outlined the terms under which Suso’s loan move from AC Milan will become permanent.
The Spaniard arrived from Liverpool all the way back in January 2015, but his cycle has come to an end. On Wednesday night it was confirmed that he will join Sevilla on an 18-month loan with an option to buy, which will turn into an obligation if certain conditions are met.
Speaking during the winger’s official presentation, former Roma chief revealed Monchi (via MilanNews): “The operation for the arrival of Suso is that of a loan until 2021 with a compulsory purchase option based on the achievement of objectives, both individual and team.
“I have wanted Suso several times in my career, and I finally managed to catch him. He has important qualities in the last few metres, he has a game vision. I had liked him ever since he played in Almeria together with Aleix Vidal. He is a player with unique qualities in our squad.”
Meanwhile, Suso himself reacted to sealing the move, having already bid farewell to Milan with an emotional message on social media yesterday.
“It was about 10 days that we were in talks with Sevilla. There has been an effort by everyone to make the deal go through,” he said.
“I am very happy to have arrived here, both professionally and at a family level. I played in Spain when I was 19, I had a lot of experience abroad and I return at the best possible moment. The perfect circumstances have been created to get to a big club where there is a coach who knows me perfectly.
“I am physically well. For the past four years, I have played almost every game. The benches of the past three weeks do not change my physical condition. I spoke to Milan.”
His replacement has already been sorted by Milan as Alexis Saelemaekers is set to arrive on deadline day. Belgian outlet sudinfo.be claim he will join on loan for €3.5m with obligation to buy for another €3.5m and should sign a five-year deal with the Rossoneri.