Top Young Striker Prefers Newcastle To Spurs

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?

Comments welcome.

46 comments so far

  • Stuart

    May 22, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #1

    Would love it if this was true! Certainly makes sense on Sturridges part. Its just whether MA will pay the money for him.

  • Zangwill_Ho

    May 22, 2011 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #2

    good news

  • ochytoon

    May 22, 2011 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #3

    Not in one part did he indicate he would prefer Newcastle over Tottenham and I doubt they would move for him anyway. And truth be told, he would probably want to go to Bolton over us because he has already played there and had a good season

  • lee1892

    May 22, 2011 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #4

    Can’t see us getting him there will be a lot of teams in for him. Would love him to come – excellent player.

    When he played against us at SJP for Bolton I recall him having words with a supporter in the first 20mins and then after he scored he ran down the same touchline holding his ear – I assume at that support so hopefully it was just friendly banter.

    I was reading about the Borini (on loan from Chelsea to Swansea) who is out of contract (but will cost 3m at tribunal) and a few Chelsea forum rate him as highly as Sturridge – apparently Juve and few other teams were after him in January but he wants to play in the prem so went to Swansea on loan. I havent seen anything of him- but if he is decent could be a decent shout, think he’s only 19?

  • milburn 77

    May 22, 2011 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #5

    Seems more likely that we will loan him for the season and send him back to chelski a better player than he is now

  • Rotonda heights

    May 22, 2011 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #6

    I saw this on a metro link but when you click on it, there’s no more about it.

    I see that Ashley is allegedly telling Pardwho to get us in to Europe. Surely he should be telling Enrique this and telling him he will bring in better players. Sturridge would certainly be a great start.

    I agree with a wage ceiling but surely a highly incentivised win bonus system could come in to play.

    Wouldn’t be so upset if Nolan and Barton moved on, as, as well as they have done, I don’t see either of them getting us into Europe, whereas Enrique and people like Sturridge are the real deal.

    Scholes like Nolan is slow but can pass the ball.
    If we really are to bring in better players, then I think Nolan and Barton have to be rotated to get some speed and creativity in the midfield. Another reason I hope we pass on Larsson.

  • geoff777

    May 22, 2011 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #7

    Ticks all the boxes.

    From the photo you can see he has strength, balance, confidence and is aware.

    Does he want to be a legend?

  • tobzlee

    May 22, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #8

    Sturridge is a top quality player, I’ve watched him in under 21’s for England, and he is now showing that potential.
    He is bound to cost a lot cheaper than the £35 mill Liverpool spent on Judas, so it could be a great deal on a footballing term- as well as financial.

  • ochytoon

    May 22, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #9

    He is English, young, can score goals and is at Chelsea. Judging by current values, he is probably worth £30 million

  • geoff777

    May 22, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #10

    If Nolan is still captain then he’s pretty much guaranteed to be picked if he’s fit.

    I think Gosling will be a big player next season and could take Nolan’s place.

    Nolan & Barton bring fight to the squad and can dig deep even at 0-4 down. Good to have at least one player like that in midfield.

    If Nolan is possibly going to be dropped for a faster “flair” player, it would be better to make Barton captain.

  • Nufc_mo

    May 22, 2011 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #11


    Brilliant young english striker! Already premier League proven!

    Also more good news (hopefully)

    1 Possibly two signings,
    anyone hazard a guess to who these mystery players are?

  • StuW

    May 22, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #12

    @geoff777 – Coulnd’t agree more. Cannot wait to see Gosling, someone who impressed me from the little I have seen of him at Everton.

    Nolan, however, has admitted that the ankle problem has been there for a while, so he may be in better shape next season. If you have a bad ankle, there isn’t much you can do.

    One of the top young strikers in England, moreso than Carroll. Would love to see him up here, please do.

  • Nufc_mo

    May 22, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #13

    Testing, my last two comments didnt come up?

  • Crawfordladd17

    May 22, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #14

    Y would he not go 2 Tottenham he would be first choice Defoe Roman and Crouch are awful

  • roshan MAGPIE

    May 22, 2011 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #15

    i think we will buy sturridge

  • Nufc_mo

    May 22, 2011 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #16

    Seems i cant post website links…

    According to the Sunday Sun we are also close to signing an International CM and a 2nd signing a within a fortnight of the end of the campaign.

  • tweaked

    May 22, 2011 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #18

    getting sturridge on tyneside would be a major coup, def worth the money

  • carrollsinger

    May 22, 2011 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #19

    Does any body know who the international midfielder is who we have agreed to sign is? It will be announced next week

  • Davies

    May 22, 2011 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #20

    Would love to see him come. He’s been the first on my shopping list for a while now. Young and gifted. Surely a Mike Ashley type buy. First choice striker.

  • Toon1978

    May 22, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #21

    ochytoon very positive :O

  • arfa chance

    May 22, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #22

    Would he be a number 9 tho or a 11 ?

  • Nufc_mo

    May 22, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #23

    Hehe, btw why am i unable to post links within my post’s?

    To be honest im not sure we really need another CM… unless one of them is leaving…

    At the moment we have

    Tiote (No way is he leaving)

    Nolan (Captain, his best goals tally ever this season)

    Barton (Maybe if they cant agree a contract and the right price comes in… unfortunetly)

    Smith (Likely to leave)

    Guthrie (Brilliant squad player, imo)

    Vuckic (Young lots of potential)

    Gosling (Highly doubt he will leave)

    Do we really need an 8th CM?

  • Davies

    May 22, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #24

    carollsinger/arfa chance – Looks like the club are doing things the right way again. No mention of names or indication of which team the midfielder comes from. This is how we got Gutierrez. He was just announced on the website one day. Maybe this is our way of encouraging Liverpool and Spurs to get their own scouts.

  • Jose Enrique (soon changing to 'NottsGeordie')

    May 22, 2011 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #25

    Sturridge is one of the few english players that has value for his worth. I reckon 10 million would be enough to prize him away from stamford bridge. Give me a 21 year old, proven PL striker, over some player that has a worse record than sturridge in the French league (Gamiero). It doesnt take a world beater to score goals in the French league but Sturridge has a fantastic goal record since he joined Bolton and i see nothing to make me think he wouldnt succeed in black and white. It all depends on whether he would want to join us and if Mike would be willing to spend that much on a player with only around 20 first team games.

  • Davies

    May 22, 2011 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #26

    Nufc_mo – Maybe a player with some versatility? Someone who can play down the wings as well?

    Of course, Stephen Ireland is an international…

  • Nufc_mo

    May 22, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #27

    Nah its not stephen ireland,

    “I think we’re close on one player which we would like to get over the line,” Pardew said.
    “And I can say that because he’s an international player – not someone who belongs to one of the bottom four battling relegation.
    “There are two or three others we’re monitoring and we know what the figures are to get them over the line.”
    The club are desperate to keep the name under wraps in case it alerts potential rivals, but the international player is primarily a central midfielder and is based in Continental Europe. A fee has already been agreed.

  • geordiefinn

    May 22, 2011 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #28

    It’s difficult to say what is Sturridge’s price. It could be anything between 5-20 mln.. But honestly I don’t think that Chelski are asking more than 10 mln for him, he never proved himself when he was in Chelsea, he was quite a flop. He could be a bargain… Who knows.

    Next season’s starting 11 (El Toro will stay):


    If you look this starting 11, you see we do not need to break the bank to have a quality team:

    – Micah Richards? I doubt our chances, but he definetely fits in our transfer policy, his price is probably 10 mln.
    – Zoggy? I beg that Wigan are going down, to be honest. If Wigan were relegated, they wouldn’t ask so much money for him. 8 mln?

    Richards + Sturridge + Zoggy = ~ 30 mln.
    Then buy 2-3 youngsters to add more depth.

  • P44LJO

    May 22, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #29

    YES PLEASE!!!!!!!! Oh large one………

  • Stuart

    May 22, 2011 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #30

    I’d be very happy with that like geordiefinn!

    Ive always been a big fan of Micah Richards, would give us alot more attacking options down the right. As you say though, massive long shot.

  • Nufc_mo

    May 22, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #31

    To be honest i don’t want N’Zog back… yes he has talent, but surely there are players with the same quality and better attitude out there…

    In my honest opinion he is a player with no loyalty and would Soon jump ship again once another Big club start snooping around for him…

    Id be happy with a team like this


    —Simmo —–Staylor–Colo—–M’bengue





    Sturridge – 10mill
    Mbengue – 7-8mill?
    Pacey RM – 5-10mill

    Enrique – 15mill

    I honestly cant see enrique staying at Newcastle… as mch as i hate to admit it, but he is gonna be wearing red next season… afterall he is the bull…

  • GeordieToon89

    May 22, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #32

    is Leroy Fer an international?

  • Charlietoon

    May 22, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #33

    If we see the back of Enrique we should defo try and move for Sturridge and Van Aanholt from Chelsea. 15 Mill and first team football for both of them should be enough.

  • Nufc_mo

    May 22, 2011 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #34

    Id love Van Aanholt to join the Toon, i was impressed when he was on loan from Chelski while we were in the Coca Cola League, and Impressed once again when we beat them 4-3…

  • Nufc_mo

    May 22, 2011 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #35




    Barton —————-Nolan—————— Jonas







    Barton —————-Nolan—————— Arfa


    Either of these two, and ill be a very happy man!

  • Hebburn Mag

    May 22, 2011 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #36

    Hes a fantastic young english striker who will bang in the goals for us next season and he’d only cost about £10 million which for his age and potential quality is amazing. He can be the type of player who could potentialy replace any carroll. He prefers us to spurs because we’d give him 1st team football as well as a crowd of 52 000 every week not bad for a player of his age to experience.

  • The Entertainers

    May 22, 2011 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #37

    Sturridge would be a fantastic signing, (should already be here after the Given fiasco )

    The only concern is he plays on the shoulder and reminds me of a young Andy Cole (not the older Andrew Cole ).
    Pards is increasinly making noises about changing the formation and style of the team and just wonder whether we would fit.
    Quality signing and would love to see him in the black and white, i miss watching Cole and Beardsley 😉

  • Brutooon

    May 22, 2011 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #38

    Sturridge would be a perfect signing, then all we need is another good striker then everything should be fine

  • Zangwill_Ho

    May 22, 2011 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #39

    his header would be better then Carroll?? aerial is better or same?

  • gorskino10

    May 22, 2011 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #40

    For me fits the bill on a replacement of Andy, i would like another striker as well added like Gervinho/Doumbia/Ba/Long or someone but Sturridge is exciting on the ball, takes shots from any angels, has a great record in EPL and Youth/Reserves/Young/English sounds like Andy, probs the only player who comes close to replacing Andy, Also being English we will backhim alot more.


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