Liverpool will be sick of the sight of Spurs right now. On the same day that Tottenham battered Jurgen Klopp’s dismal Reds 4-1 at Wembley, Calciomercato broke the news that Mauricio Pochettino’s side still have a ‘concrete interest’ in a hugely talented player who slipped through Liverpool’s grasp.
Spanish winger Suso only played 21 games for Liverpool between 2012 and 2015 before the Anfield giants allowed him to leave for AC Milan upon the expiry of his contract.
Two years later, however, Calciomercato is reporting that Spurs are desperate to bring the Spaniard back to the Premier League – despite the fact Suso only signed a new contract until 2022 last month, complete with a £44 million release clause.
Spurs were also understood to have had a bid of £20.5 million rejected in the summer. Whether typically conservative chairman Daniel Levy would be willing to double his offer remains to be seen.
If Spurs do pay big for Suso in January, however, it would only exacerbate the feeling that Liverpool made a big mistake not giving the former Spain Under-21 international the chance to prove his worth in the first team.
Though Liverpool are hardly short of attacking talent right now, you could certainly make a case for Suso walking into Klopp’s starting XI based on his form over the last year.
Suso scored seven goals and assisted another nine in a sublime breakthrough season for Milan in 2016/17 and has outperformed the majority of the club’s big name summer signings so far in the current campaign.
And, in the current market, £44 million is undoubtedly a justified price-tag. Which doesn’t reflect well on Liverpool considering they let Suso leave for free just two years ago.