Jesús Joaquín Fernández Sáenz de la Torre known as Suso is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a right-winger and occasionally central attacking midfielder for Sevilla FC, on loan from A.C. Milan and the Spain national team.
Scouted by English club Liverpool as a teenager, he made his professional debut there in 2012, playing sparingly and spending a season on loan at Almería before joining Milan in January 2015. He was loaned to fellow Serie A club Genoa in January 2016.
Suso represented Spain at various youth levels up to under-21, winning the 2012 UEFA European Under-19 Championship.
Suso initially joined the Liverpool Academy on loan until he was old enough to obtain a permit to play for them professionally, he marked his 17th birthday by signing his first professional contract with the Reds.
Suso made his senior Liverpool debut in a Europa League match against Young Boys, completing the full 90 minutes and earning a rave review from Brendan Rodgers. He made his Premier League debut three days later against Manchester United in a 2-1 defeat at Anfield, replacing the injured Fabio Borini at half-time. He performed impressively, completing all his passes despite Liverpool being a man down. He then played in the next game against West Bromwich Albion six days later in the League Cup, coming on with ten minutes to play and making an immediate impact by helping set up Nuri Şahin's second goal in a 2–1 win. He went on to make his first Premier League start on 29 September in a 5-2 win at Norwich City, where he assisted Luis Suárez's third goal.
Suso joined La Liga side Almería on a season-long loan deal. He made his debut for the Andalusians, assisting Rodri's goal in an eventual 2–3 home loss against Villarreal. In the following matchday, he also assisted Rodri in a 2–2 away draw against Getafe. Suso scored his first top-flight goal in a 2–2 home draw against Levante. In October, he helped his side end a wretched run of five successive defeats, assisting Marco Torsiglieri in a 1–2 away success over Valencia.
A quick, creative and technically gifted left-footed player, Suso is capable of playing both as a midfielder and as a forward, on either flank or in the center of the pitch, although he usually plays as an attacking midfielder or as a winger; he has also been used as a central midfielder and in the mezzala role. Regarded as a promising young player, he is known for his ability to beat opponents on the ball, as well as his vision and passing accuracy, which enables him to set the tempo of his team's play, play quick exchanges with other midfielders, and provide assists for his teammates; he also possesses a good shot from outside the area and is accurate from set-pieces. Former Milan midfielder Dejan Savićević compared Suso with himself saying: "He’s like me, he’s also got a great shot. He’s a player who can invent an assist, invent a shot. He can invent from one moment to the next, he’s the one who most possesses that quality."
Suso is a classic example of an inverted winger. During his time at A.C. Milan, he developed his signature move of cutting into the opponent's penalty box from the right flank to shoot with his stronger left foot. Scoring a number of goals this way led to several comparisons of Suso with the Dutch forward Arjen Robben, who is credited with popularizing this exact technique among many younger wingers of the 2010s.