When Jesús Joaquín Fernández Sáez de la Torre, better known as Suso, joined AC Milan from Liverpool in 2015, many Milanisti simply uttered - who?
One year later, regenerated by the classic 'loan-at-Genoa-cure', Suso has taken the Rossoneri by storm and is the team's unshakeable offensive leader. And with the Derby della Madonnina arriving at a crucial moment in the season, Suso is expected to perform for Milan, as he did in the first leg.
During said occasion, Suso put two past Inter's Samir Handanovic, gifting Montella's men with a 2-1 advantage which lasted until the very last minute, before Ivan Perisic's decisive header.
Milan aficionados can only hope that Suso will repeat such heroics but, as this sketch series will uncover throughout the week, Inter also have some similar cards up their sleeve...
Design by Federico Manasse: @FedericoManasse
When Federico isn't sketching, he is a columnist and editor for Italian Football Daily. He has also featured on The Football Pink, These Football Times and runs his own website, Fede's Calcio. You can find more of his sketch designs on his Instagram profile: @fedewap_draws