Chelsea forward Daniel Sturridge hasn’t played much football for the club since Andre Villas-Boas was fired in March and replaced by Roberto Di Matteo, who didn’t seem to rate the youngster, and his been absent most of this season with an injury…or at least that’s the official reason given for his frequent omissions from the squad.
Anyone can see that Sturridge is a talented player and has potential but many question his attitude, particularly when it comes to his apparent demands to play in a central role but he’s never going to be a regular in the role at a top club, so he’s succumbed to his own hubris and looks as though he will be making the move north to Anfield.
The Liverpool Echo have reported that the 23-year-old is to undergo a medical on Sunday as he prepares to make a £12 million move to Liverpool in the January transfer window. The deal almost hit the skids as the Reds weren’t prepared to be held to ransom by the player’s personal demands and Brendan Rodgers almost opted for PSG’s Kevin Gameiro as an alternative (I have a feeling he’ll regret not going for the Gameiro option).
It’s unlikely that there will be any official confirmation by either club or the player until the window officially opens on January 1st but it seems as though both parties are keen to get the deal done quickly, could this mean Chelsea have something up their sleeves in relation to incoming players? You’d hope so, although I won’t be entirely shocked if we left our buys until the last minute. There is always the option of recalling Romelu Lukaku, who is currently on loan at West Brom and arguably it’s the best place for him at the moment.
Sturridge to Liverpool looks like a done deal, what are your thoughts on this transfer?