Sturridge Set For Liverpool Exit
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is being linked with a move to Newcastle United on loan until the end of the season. However, the Magpies have been beaten to his signature by West Bromwich Albion.
Newcastle are currently in pursuit of Feyenoord’s Denmark international striker Nicolai Jorgensen but some reports claim the Dutch side are demanding a £20million transfer fee. Feyenoord have told Newcastle they will not sanction a sale for Jorgensen unless there is an “appropriate” amount of money on the table.
In the meantime, Rafa Benitez’s side have enquired about Sturridge’s availability. The England international has been told by Jurgen Klopp that he will get few opportunities at Anfield this season. La Liga side Sevilla were linked earlier this month.
However, there are reports this afternoon that Sturridge could be on his way instead to West Bromwich Albion. The Baggies look set to swoop with the 28-year-old anxious for first-team football that would give him the chance of a place in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the World Cup finals in Russia this summer. Any move to West Brom would come with an option to purchase at the end of the season.
The move would be a risk for Sturridge. West Brom are currently in 19th place in the Premier League, ahead of bottom club Swansea City on goal difference only and three points away from safety.
Sturridge hasn’t played for Liverpool since he came on as a 72nd-minute substitute in their Champions League clash with Spartak Moscow at Anfield on 7 December. He has started in five Premier League games so far this season and been a substitute in four others for a total of 431 minutes of football that has brought him just two goals. He has scored once in five substitute appearances in the Champions League for a total of 83 minutes of football.