Suso shuts door on potential Milan return after Sevilla loan: “I came here to stay”

By Oliver Fisher -

Suso has hinted that he has no intentions of returning to AC Milan once his loan spell at LaLiga side Sevilla is complete.

The Spaniard secured a move back to his home country 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 the Andalusian team reaches the Champions League.

The 26-year-old has so far managed just one goal and one assist in eight games for Sevilla, but despite this head coach Julen Lopetegui cotninues to believe in him, and of course Suso has time yet to prove the €20m option to buy is one worth exercising.

The former Liverpool man gave an interview to Marca (via MilanNews) about how he has settled in to life at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan, insisting he only sees Sevilla in his future now.

“I came here to stay. There is always time for these things to be discussed in the summer. Now, the most important thing is to achieve our goal, which is to qualify for the Champions League and have an excellent Europa League,” he said.

“I have been away from home for a long time. Returning to Spain and returning so close to home is always beautiful. We are third in the league and in the Europa League, that’s okay. We must continue. I knew that Sevilla was a great club. I love the stadium and the fans. I think everything is very positive in general.”

Sevilla sporting director Monchi has been a long-term admirer of Suso, and he confirmed the former Roma director has made approaches to sign him before.

“Yes, we tried but it never succeeded. These were not the right times. This was it, and Milan also did very well,” he said.

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