This article forms part of our Profit Players feature series, which is where Football Transfer Tavern takes a look at how well a player has fared since being signed or sold, using statistical figures and statements from pundits to prove how good of a deal the club managed to achieve.
Suso’s contract at Liverpool was due to run out in the summer of 2015, but AC Milan moved in to sign him six months before that happened, meaning they had to pay £1m for the Spaniard, rather than getting him for free, as reported by The Daily Mail.
The winger had managed 12 starts and 9 substitute appearances during his time at Anfield, scoring 1 goal and getting 1 assist, with the strike coming in his last ever game for Liverpool: a League Cup game against Middlesbrough that was won on penalties, as per Transfermarkt.
There had not been too much statistically to show that Suso would go on to be a valuable asset for the Italian club, but fast forward to 2019 and it was reported by Calciomercato that Milan would demand close to €50m (£45m) for the Spaniard.
This comes with the 25-year-old having started 130 games for the Rossoneri, coming on as a substitute 13 times in all competitions, scoring a total of 23 goals and getting 36 assists.
Like many in the team, Suso hasn’t been at his best this season, but even in the circumstances he has made an impact, assisting Hakan Calhanoglu’s header against Brescia with a superb cross to the back post for the only goal of the game, as shown in the highlights video on the Serie A YouTube channel.
No matter how the move is viewed, it is certain that Milan have got brilliant value for money from their investment and will make a large profit if Suso is sold.
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