Two clubs in the MLS (Major League Soccer) are reportedly keen on a transfer swoop for ex-Premier League striker Daniel Sturridge. The MLS interest in the England international was revealed by Football Insider. It was disclosed that DC United and Inter Miami are battling to sign him.
Daniel Sturridge is a free agent and has not played football at a professional level since last year. His last stint was in the Turkish Super League with Trabzonspor. His contract at the Turkish club was terminated after the English Football Association suspended him for violating betting rules.
Ex-Liverpool and Newcastle United defender Jose Enrique has told the ITV Football Show podcast that Daniel Sturridge would still be a Liverpool player if not for his injury problems. Jose Enrique is not a stranger to Daniel Sturridge having shared the Liverpool dressing room with the former England international.
According to him, Daniel Sturridge is a quality striker that scores goals and that Liverpool would have retained him if not for his numerous injury issues.
Daniel Sturridge enjoyed a good career for the England national teams after he played for all the major youth teams as well as the senior team. Sturridge played for the England u-16 team, u-17 team, u-18 team, u-19 team, u-20 team and the u-21 team before making his debut for the Three Lions of England in 2006.
Daniel Sturridge enjoyed the most productive spell of his youth career for his country. He scored six goals in five appearances for the England u-16 team. Sturridge enjoyed his second best spell at England youth level for the u-17 team with seven goals in nine games.
Newcastle United have reportedly been offered the opportunity to sign Daniel Sturridge on a free transfer ahead of the final three months of the season.
Daniel Sturridge has been without a club since last year. His last team was Trabzonspor in the Turkish Super League. Daniel Sturridge had his Trabzonspor contract terminated by mutual consent after he was banned for breaching betting rules.
Daniel Sturridge has referred to Liverpool landing the signature of Philippe Coutinho as a ‘KFC bargain bucket’ due to the massive profits that it gave the club.
The Brazilian international was signed for just £ 8 million from Inter Milan. After five years with the English Premier League outfit, he was sold to Barcelona for an incredible £ 105 million. There was a further addition to this transfer fees in terms of wages and other bonuses. Coutinho was able to dominate English football during the time he spent at Liverpool, as he slowly growing confidence due to the regular first-team action that he was getting at Anfield.
Former Premier League player Daniel Sturridge has praised the quality of Liverpool defender Joe Gomez as he stated that the England international would be a world class player in the future.
Joe Gomez and Daniel Sturridge were teammates at Liverpool before the latter left the Reds at the end of his contract with the club. Daniel Sturridge sang the high praise of Joe Gomez on the Beautiful Game Podcast as he said that the player would be a world class defender in the future.
Premier League strugglers Sheffield United have been advised to sign experienced striker Daniel Sturridge as they continue to struggle to find the back of the net on a regular basis in the Premier League this season.
Sheffield United were advised to hand Daniel Sturridge a pay-as-you-play contract until the end of the season to give themselves the fighting chance of staying up this season. The Blades were given the advise by ex-Premier League hitman Darren Bent who played for clubs like Aston Villa and Charlton Athletic in the top flight of English football.
Ex-Premier League striker Daniel Sturridge is adamant that he still has unfinished business in the league as he believes that he can still do a good job for a lot of the teams in the top flight in England. According to the former Manchester City and West Brom hitman, he's one of the better options for the clubs in the Premier League.
Daniel Sturridge has not been without a club since his contract with Turkish team Trabzonspor was terminated in March after his suspension. The England international was suspended from football for four months after breaching the Football Association's regulations on gambling.
Daniel Sturridge has been struggling to get an opportunity to play his game, as the 31-year-old continues to be a free agent after being released by Turkish outfit Trabzonspor back in March.
The former England international is trying to get his game back up after being suspended from football for four months due to betting activities. Apart from the concerns about his activities, Sturridge is also a major concern for clubs who are trying to sign him. The striker has faced a lot of injury problems throughout his career. Not long ago, Sturridge was an automatic starter for Liverpool and England. This was a peak time in his career when the striker had formed a deadly partnership with Luis Suarez.
Former Premier League striker Carlton Cole believes that Daniel Sturridge can do a good job as an emergency striker at Manchester City. According to him, signing Sturridge on a free transfer won't be a bad idea for the Citizens who have suffered from a lack of strikers at different stages this season.
The lack of strikers has impacted on the scoring return of Manchester City in the Premier League this season. The four-time champions of the competition have scored the second least goals amongst the top 10 teams on the league standings at the moment.
Only Wolverhampton Wanderers (8) have scored lesser goals than Manchester City in the top half of the table. Pep Guardiola’s men have scored just 10 goals in seven league games.