There are reports today that Daniel Sturridge is likely to leave Chelsea at the end of the season.
Daniel Sturridge – prefers move to Newcastle?
And it’s news we hope is true, because it’s that Sturridge will prefer a move to Newcastle over Spurs, who are also interested in the striker.
The reason for Daniel’s preference is simple – he will get a lot more games at Newcastle, as top strikers Jermaine Defoe and Roman Pavlyuchenko have seen little starting action this season at the London club.
Sturridge has had an excellent loan spell at Bolton this year in which he scored 8 goals in just 11 appearances for the Trotters, and certainly looked the part, and the lad is still only 21.
Sturridge last week said he’d like to stay at Stamford Bridge – but he is not willing to warm the bench next season, and wants to play at a team where he will play regularly.
It doesn’t look like Fernando Torres, Didier Drogba, Nicolas Anelka or Solomon Kalou are moving away from The Bridge anytime soon, and therefore his chances at Chelsea are likely to be limited next season.
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is looking at the possibility of a season-long loan deal for the Birmingham-born player, who joined Aston Villa as a youngster, but it seems like Daniel would like a permanent move to a club where he can get regular starts.
Newcastle, desperate for a top striker to replace the departed local lad Andy Carroll, fits those requirements, and we have to hope that Newcastle will indeed move for the 6’2″ striker, who turns 22 in September.
This is what Daniel said last week:
“I want to play first-team football regularly for Chelsea but if the chances don’t come then I will have to try and look elsewhere,”"I do want to play regularly here but for me, next season, it’s very important to play first-team football.”
‘I don’t want to say I’m going to leave the club and whatever Chelsea decide it’s not for me to make that decision – “he only decision I can make is I want to play first-team football.”
Bolton manager Owen Coyle would like to again take the striker out on loan next season, especially since it looks like free agent Johan Elmander will be joining Turkish club Galatasaray in the summer.
But if Newcastle move for the player it could be a win-win situation, and we can certainly see the youngster scoring lots of goals at Newcastle.
He would be a terrific buy for the club.
What do you think?