Suso lifts lid on Liverpool exit – ‘They didn’t offer me enough money!’

first_img Liverpool starlet Suso 1 Liverpool did not offer Suso enough money or football to keep him out of the hands of AC Milan, the midfielder claims.The Spanish playmaker, whose contract at Liverpool was set to expire in June, joined Milan in a cut-price deal on Saturday.He was already tipped to join the San Siro side on a free transfer in the summer but the Italian club decided to bring the deal forward and incorporate him into their ranks with immediate effect.The 21-year-old, who made 21 appearances for Liverpool after signing professional terms in 2010, says the Merseyside club wanted to keep hold of him but could not offer him what he was looking for.“My contract was set to expire in June and Liverpool’s offers did not satisfy me, neither economically nor in a sporting sense,” Suso told Marca.“I arrived very much as a boy and I have learned a lot. I have grown, but I have not noticed a lot of trust in me. I wanted a change of scenery. And Milan offers me everything that I needed. It’s a great [club], with an incredible history, but now it is not at its best.“My objective? To play as much as possible and to return Milan to the Champions League. It’s where the club should be.”Suso joined Liverpool from Spanish side Cadiz as a teenager after reportedly rejecting interest from La Liga giants Real Madrid.When asked if he regretted turning down the Bernabeu club, he added: “Well, you never know with those things.“I think I chose well because I went to England to become a professional footballer, and I succeeded. I am very grateful to Liverpool, I have left great friends there. But now I think only about making my Milan debut.”Suso also reserved words praise for Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, who will end his lengthy association with the club when he joins LA Galaxy later this year.The midfielder said: “What did I learn from Steven Gerrard? His professionalism.“With the level he has shown, all that he has won and the admiration that he has generated and still generates in his city, in his country and all around the world. Steven trains each day as if it were his first, as if he was a youth player. It was a daily lesson.”last_img

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