Liverpool sold Suso to Serie A giants AC Milan for just £1m – could he return to the Premier League with Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City?
Imagine this Liverpool fans; a player who was flogged by The Reds for just £1 million returns to English football, replaces one of the finest playmakers of the Premier League era and inspires Manchester City to yet another top-flight crown.
That nightmare scenario might become reality.
The new David Silva?
A mere mention of the infamous ‘transfer committee’ in place during Brendan Rodgers’ Merseyside reign will send shivers down the spine of Liverpool fans.
Long before Jurgen Klopp led Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and co to glory in the Champions League final, the likes of Mario Balotelli, Lazar Markovic and Joe Allen were arriving at Anfield and dragging down the reputation of one of Europe’s proud old clubs.
Few thought at the time, however, that the decision to sell Suso to AC Milan for just £1 million in January 2015 (The Mail) would prove to be one of the biggest regrets of the Rodgers era, not to mention a fine example of the baffling recruitment which characterised an exasperating era for Liverpool fans.
The Spanish playmaker showed glimpses of quality during his time in the North West, even starting a Premier League clash with Manchester United, but a lack of quality in the final third meant Liverpool jumped at the chance to swap him for a seven-figure transfer fee.
But while Suso stagnated at Liverpool, he has blossomed in Milan. And, according to El Desmarque, Pep Guardiola has now headhunted the 25-year-old as Manchester City prepare for life without club legend David Silva, who is set to bid an emotional farewell to the Etihad at the end of the season.
Suso is a right winger by trade but, with a wand of a left-foot and the ability to cut open defences with a splitting through ball, Guardiola obviously feels he can turn the 25-year-old into the heartbeat of his star-studded side.
Chelsea fans have been forced to watch on in anguish as Kevin De Bruyne goes from strength to strength in sky blue. And, if Suso returns to the North West, Liverpool supporters will know exactly how they feel over at Stamford Bridge.