Tottenham Hotspur linked with Suso, but they should have signed him in the summer

Tottenham Hotspur's Argentinian head coach Mauricio Pochettino shouts instructions to his players from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and...

Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy is reportedly willing to pay big for Suso from AC Milan now.

Suso of AC Milan looks on during the Serie A match between AC Milan and SSC Napoli at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on January 21, 2017 in Milan, Italy.

According to Italian media outlet Calcio Mercato, Tottenham Hotspur are set to make a move for AC Milan attacking midfielder Suso in the January transfer window.

Spurs have stuttered over the early part of this Premier League campaign, with Mauricio Pochettino’s side sitting in sixth place in the Premier League table.

Tottenham appear to have had a realisation that they will need to invest, if they are to protect their place in the Champions League qualification places again.

Fernandez Suso of AC Milan celebrates his goal during the Serie A match between AC Milan and Cagliari Calcio at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on August 27, 2017 in Milan, Italy.

Spurs are willing to part with a sizeable fee to snap up Suso, and his arrival would be hugely exciting.

The Spaniard is one of the stand out creative players in Serie A, and he would give Pochettino one of the most dangerous attacking line-ups in England.

However, if Spurs are to bring in Suso in January, it will just make it all the more baffling why they didn’t put more effort into the signing in the summer.

Tottenham tried to buy Suso on the cheap six months ago, but were unable to do a deal.

Jesus Suso of Milan and Matias Silvestre of Sampdoria during the Serie A match between UC of Sampdoria and AC of Milan at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on September 24, 2017 in Genoa, Italy.

If Spurs do go back and pay more for the attacking midfielder now, it simply looks like an admission that they made a huge error.

Spurs could have had Suso for the opening six months of the campaign had they pushed harder in the summer, and he would surely have made a difference, given Christian Eriksen's and Dele Alli’s poor form.

And although Suso would go some way to improve Tottenham, it may be too little too late for Pochettino’s side, who are already playing catch up with the top four chasers.

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