Real Madrid are reportedly plotting a surprise move to sign Suso from AC Milan during the winter transfer window.
The European champions are currently weighing up the future of Gareth Bale, who has struggled with a series of injuries over the past year.
According to Sportmediaset, Zinedine Zidane’s side are lining up a move for the former Liverpool man, who is being seen as a potential replacement for Bale. Suso only inked a long-term deal with AC Milan in the summer with a €40m release clause, but this is not a figure which would fend off the interest from Los Blancos.
Suso has been on Real Madrid’s radar for a while, and the 23-year-old has previously admitted that Los Blancos wanted him prior to his switch to the Liverpool academy, he said: “I came close to joining Real Madrid. I came here [in Madrid] to visit the training facilities but the Liverpool called me and I decided to move to England.
I wanted to try a new experience and play in the Premier League. The following day Liverpool signed me. I was very young and it was hard for me to settle in well. I was lost even if the dressing room was full of Spanish footballers thanks to Benitez. I have recovered now.”
Bale has received immense criticism from the club’s faithful since the start of the season, but he has continued to earn the confidence of Zinedine Zidane, who has backed him with a regular place in the starting line-up. Manchester United remain one of the potential contenders to sign the Welshman in the future, and it will be interesting to see how the player’s future paves out in the coming months.
Meanwhile, Los Blancos have made an average start to their La Liga season with just 14 points from their first seven games. As a result, they are seven points adrift of table-toppers Barcelona, who hold a 100 percent win record.