Arsenal Planning Stunning £30 Million Swoop for Sturridge?

Arsenal Planning Stunning £30 Million Swoop for Sturridge?

It seems that after a season that came with high hopes, but ended with the usual disappointments, Arsene Wenger has finally realised that he needs to purchase a top class striker. He has largely deployed Giroud and Danny Welbeck in the striker’s position, but that may explain why Spurs, Leicester City and Manchester City have all outscored them this season. Wenger seems unsure about which of his squad best suits the position and it seems that he may now turn his attention elsewhere.  Wenger is unlikely to want to gamble on a very injury prone player, but when he is in form, Sturridge is among the world’s best. Perhaps if Wenger played a bit of Football star on he would loosen the purse strings a bit.

Daniel Sturridge has had a rather tepid season by his standards under new manager Jurgen Klopp, with injury once again keeping him off the field for the majority of the season. Klopp didn’t seem overly keen on the player when he returned from his recent injury woes and Sturridge watched their first leg game against Villarreal as an unused substitute, as well as the previous two legs against Borussia Dortmund.

He repaid the faith paid in him for the home leg of the same encounter by scoring a goal as Liverpool ran out 3 – 0 victors and progressed to the cup final. Jurgen Kloop had much to say about the striker and the role that he played in the game and his praise has been seen as a step towards a better relationship between the two. 

The 26-year old insists that there is no issues between the manager and himself and that their relationship is not what the media has portrayed it to be. 

Despite this claim – the striker has never declared to spend his entire career playing for the Reds and Arsene sees an opportunity to purchase him using the lure of Champions League football as a sweetener for the deal. 

Sturridge recently stated: “I am someone who wants to play every minute of every match so maybe when I’m not starting, it’s hard to take.” 

Seeing as he is not at the top of the list of Klopp’s striker choice, this statement could provide an opening for clubs to start bidding for the 26-year old, with the promise that he will get more game time. 

If Liverpool are willing to listen to offers for Sturridge, then a fee of at least £30 million pounds will be commanded, although many clubs will see this as too much given his poor injury record over the last few seasons. 


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