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West Ham in pursuit of Suso


West Ham United are part of a four-team hunt for AC Milan playmaker Suso, according to Calcio Mercato.

The Italian outlet claims that the player’s agent met with the Italian giants’ sporting director Paolo Maldini recently, and that there are three teams from England and one in Spain interested in signing him.

On the day that the Hammers officially signed Spain international Pablo Fornals, they are seemingly after another, while Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Atletico Madrid are also taking a look at the former Liverpool man.

A separate Calcio Mercato story on Friday claimed that the 25-year-old is demanding £5million-per-year in wages, which Milan feel is excessive and as such are preparing to move him on this summer.


This is just a bit much, isn’t it? The Hammers are excessively blessed with attacking midfield players at the moment, so it would surely be crazy for them to go and splash out on Suso as well. The Spain international is a wonderful talent who has come on leaps and bounds since leaving Liverpool for Italy, but West Ham simply don’t need him at this moment in time. Plus, with Arsenal, Spurs and Atletico all interested it would be difficult for Manuel Pellegrini’s side to snare him anyway. Given that the Chilean already has Fornals, Felipe Anderson, Manuel Lanzini, Michail Antonio, Robert Snodgrass, Grady Diangana and Nathan Holland in attacking midfield, it wouldn’t appear that he’s going to be urging director of football Mario Husillos to swoop for Suso any time soon. It would be good to see the playmaker back in England, though, so a move to Arsenal or Tottenham would be tremendous to see this summer.

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