AC Milan have endured a difficult start to the campaign, and a failure to qualify for the Champions League could reportedly have consequences.
The Rossoneri splashed out this past summer to bring in 11 new faces to rebuild Vincenzo Montella’s squad, but they have suffered from an indifferent start.
With four wins and four defeats in Serie A so far this season, they sit in 10th place in the standings and are seven points adrift of the top four.
In turn, if they fail to qualify for the Champions League and miss out on the finances that it brings, then they could be forced to find the money elsewhere.
According to Calciomercato, as per various various reports in England and Italy, Suso could be one of the players to be sacrificed in order to balance the books this summer if Milan don’t secure a seat at Europe’s top table.
The Spaniard signed a new contract earlier this month, and although it was never officially confirmed, it’s suggested in the report that he could have a release clause between €40m and €50m.
Suso has made a positive impact at Milan, scoring seven goals and providing 11 assists in 37 games last season while he’s got tallies of four goals and four assists in 13 outings so far this year, and so losing him would be a blow.
However, the 23-year-old has still suffered with inconsistency, and so with the likes of Tottenham and teams in Spain specifically linked with a move in the report, it’s suggested that he could be one of the first players to be sacrificed if Milan are forced to sell and it might be a wise decision if they can get that kind of money.
Meanwhile, Calciomercato also add that neither Aleix Vidal or Rafinha are likely to join Milan from Barcelona in January, with the former costing too much while the latter is not considered a target.
Given the calibre of players that arrived this past summer, Milan should arguably be performing much better. In turn, January reinforcements were surely not part of the plan even though there are still holes in this squad, namely a winger and an alternative to Franck Kessie, and so it’s no real surprise that moves for the two Barca players mentioned above have seemingly been ruled out.