Rafa Benitez is trying to sign Daniel Sturridge on loan for the rest of the season, and there are reports in Liverpool that the deal is close.
But the stumbling block seems to be his wages of £120K/week, and for four months at Newcastle those wages would cost Newcastle around £2M, and we would have to pay a loan fee in addition to that.
But still, Newcastle must be really short of money if we are not able to even take Daniel Sturridge on loan for less than five months.
A few of his goals on Tyneside could get some of the six league wins that Newcastle need to be safe from relegation this season.
Daniel Sturridge – close to signing for Newcastle?
Benitez’ special status at Liverpool has been reported in the Chronicle as putting Newcastle in prime position to sign Sturridge on loan – if we can afford the England striker’s wages.
The striker is desperate to get games so he can be part of England’s squad for the World Cup in Russia this summer, so he is willing to join Newcastle.
Both Southampton and West Ham are other Premier League clubs said to be interested in signing the England striker.
The significant risk with Sturridge is his abysmal injury record, and he’s currently got a muscle injury which is preventing him from playing at the moment.
But he’s worth the risk if he can score some goals for us, and help Newcastle survive in the Premier League this season.
Well worth it in fact.
What do you think?