Turkish Football have an article out today reporting that Besiktas are interested in taking Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge to Turkey this summer.
Rafa Benitez tried to get Sturridge to Newcastle in January, but the striker preferred to move to West Brom who were relegated.
And Sturridge was again injured when on loan at the Baggies.
28-year-old Daniel Sturridge – would be a risky signing
Injuries have marred his career, and he’s a bit like Andy Carroll in that the most you can hope for is only about half a season from each striker.
Sturridge played only 6 times for West Brom this year and failed to score.
Turkish Football report Besiktas supporters have launched a ‘Come to Besiktas’ campaign on social media.
They are trying to persuade the Liverpool striker to join them in Istanbul.
The Turkish Football article quotes the Turkish daily Aksam that Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez is still keen on signing Sturridge this summer.
That could be true, and the fee is £15M, but it would be a considerable risk that Sturridge continues to be injured.
Spanish club Sevilla are also said to be interested in signing the former England striker and could be in the lead for his signature.
Maybe a season-long loan deal with an option to buy would be Newcastle’s best approach – but we’d also have to bring in another striker – in case Daniel gets injured.
When he’s fit and playing well, Sturridge would be perfect for Newcastle.
What do you think?