Suso has revealed that he came close to joining AC Milan’s rivals Inter during Luciano Spalletti’s time in charge of the Nerazzurri.
The Spaniard secured a move to Sevilla late in January to relaunch himself after a bad few months with the Rossoneri, a club he joined back in 2014. The formula of the deal is a loan until 2021 with an option to buy that becomes an obligation if they reach the Champions League.
He was linked with an exit from Milan several times during his six-year stay at the club, but perhaps the most interesting link was one that suggested he could actually move to the other side of the rivalry and join Inter.
Suso gave a long interview to Sky Italia about his time at Milan, and revealed that he actually came close to joining Spalletti’s team.
“It is true that during his time at Roma I had spoken with Monchi but nothing serious,” he said (via MilanNews).
“With Inter it is true that there had been an offer, I had been very close because Spalletti had spoken to me and he wanted me at Inter.
“It was a team that played very well with an interesting formation suited to my characteristics. I said I couldn’t go from Milan to Inter because I was tied to Milan.”
Suso then also confirmed that Fiorentina were interested in signing him, and that he held talks with them.
“I met Fiorentina last summer, we had a meeting even if Fiorentina was not a possibility. Out of respect, I listened to their proposal, Montella was also on the bench, it is true that they looked for me,” he said.