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This Striker Would Be A Risky Signing For Newcastle

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?

Comments welcome.

26 comments so far

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 19, 2018 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #1

    No thanks

  • RobLeenio

    Jun 19, 2018 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #2

    “When he’s fit and playing well” – says it all really. Big fan of Sturridge the player, not a big fan of Sturridge the sick-note.

    Sad his career is sliding the way it is, he was unplayable on his day.

  • martoon

    Jun 19, 2018 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #3

    Continuing the VAR discussion – did anybody watch the highlights on ITV – Mark Clattenburg was saying that there wasn’t time for VAR as it would have held the play up for at least 30 seconds but I didn’t quite understand this argument. Surely regardless of VAR the linesman should spot this because on a corner you can’t be offside so surely fouls are the only thing they have to watch for?

  • jayphoto

    Jun 19, 2018 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #4

    to weigh in on Shelvey, I personally wouldn’t have him in this set up and system, I get where southgate is coming from on that! What I would have loved to have seen though is Shelvey playing in a 4-3-3 or a 4-5-1 with Vardy on the pitch! Shelvey and Vardy would be terrifying together!

  • jayphoto

    Jun 19, 2018 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #5

    @martoon – on the arabic coverage on the Kane fouls they highlighted fouls by John Stones before Kane was wrestled to the ground which apparently on VAR review would negate the penalty and would be why the VAR team didn’t signal for the referee to view it

  • Bobbybee

    Jun 19, 2018 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #6

    Martoon, excuses mate. Why should a penalty be decided on whether there’s time to review it or not? Either it is or it isn’t and that definitely was. Clattenburg should know better.
    You can bet your bottom dollar that if we do that, a penalty will be given without VAR and if the ref does miss it, VAR won’t.
    There literally can be no excuse for the ref missing that rugby tackle(s). Those in charge of VAR must have seen it the same time we did and should have informed the ref immediately.
    Tbh I suspect we’ll see more of this. Some of these pathetic refs come from poverty stricken countries and human nature, being what it is, will be open to bungs.
    Let’s be honest, they pulled it back in an earlier game for the slightest trip and ours was far worse. Not looking at the ball and literally grappled Kane to the ground.
    Nobody in football likes us. FIFA don’t even try to hide it.

  • Bobbybee

    Jun 19, 2018 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #7

    Jay, in that case it should’ve been a free kick to Tunisia – which wasn’t given. As a qualified ref, I can’t recall ever being told that one foul negates another! 🙂

  • Pottsclock

    Jun 19, 2018 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #8

    Did anyone say Michael Owen?
    Why would we be interested…we’re not. Non story

  • Bobbybee

    Jun 19, 2018 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #9

    Potts, in a long line of none stories mate 🙂

  • ronaldo aarons

    Jun 19, 2018 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #10

    I like seeing England fans and pundits crying about these decisions or non decisions shall I say. It’s like last season when we never got how many decisions, we were told it’s part of the game and these things balance out and that you get some and that go for you and others that don’t. It’s nice to see the boot on the other foot and that’s remain consistent… oh!

    Never been a fan of the England national team so yeah I’d be happy to see them exit a team the group stage. For all the change in style, still took two set pieces to beat Tunisia. May have been better to keep allardyce!!

  • cyprus

    Jun 19, 2018 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #11

    Only interested if he’d accept a lucrative contract tied to appearances and performance. We’ve already been burnt with Owen.

  • ronaldo aarons

    Jun 19, 2018 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #12

    NUFC 360
    #NUFC have made serious strides in their attempts to sign Oguzhan Özyakup and have met his release clause of over €10m. Rafa Benitez wants the deal done quickly and the player is keen on the move. [Aksam]

  • ronaldo aarons

    Jun 19, 2018 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #13

    Tell sturridge, his mum don’t live in Newcastle so he might be better of going back to the club he considers close to home!

  • hibbit

    Jun 19, 2018 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #14

    NEXT please

  • ronaldo aarons

    Jun 19, 2018 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #15

    I suggested last week that Man City will be open to selling two good young lads, Thierry ambrose and Jose angelino. Well Angelino has signed for psv for less than £5m and would have been great for us at left back along with dummett.

  • ronaldo aarons

    Jun 19, 2018 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #16


    I hope our link to sturaro is untrue or I find it is, he is off to another club.

    This one tweet and short clip sums up what I’ve said about him lol.

  • ronaldo aarons

    Jun 19, 2018 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #17

    Mackenzie Heaney didn’t take long to find a club I see, he’s signed for Norwich. I’ll be keeping an eye on him progressing, think we made a big mistake letting him go.

  • mactoon

    Jun 19, 2018 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #18

    The Chronicle says he is being offered to a number of clubs including United so I doubt this means Rafa is interested. He is probably only being offered to us because Rafa wanted him on loan. I wouldn’t touch him, and £15 million? I mean come on!

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 19, 2018 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #19

    ronaldo Aarns,
    Where are you from? You’d be happy to see England exit the group stages, I take it you’re not an Englishman,
    What about you, not from the North East?

  • hibbit

    Jun 19, 2018 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #20

    plus 90k a week according to the sun

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 19, 2018 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #21

    I would be devastated if we signed Sturridge, turned us down in our hour of need for Alan bloody Pardew and then spent most of the time injured, he’ll be lucky to get a pay when you play deal if they do manage to sell him.

  • hibbit

    Jun 19, 2018 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #22

    i thought we got the job done under extreme conditions ( insects and heat) playing a very difficult team with some very poor decisions in a world cup, so far so good for me

  • RobLeenio

    Jun 19, 2018 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #23

    Jail, whut????

  • ronaldo aarons

    Jun 19, 2018 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #24

    I mentioned it before the World Cup. Never been a fan of the national team. Many reasons why. I was born here and lived here all my life and don’t think tha should mean I must support the national team. It’s like when an English team is in the final stages of a European competition and you hear fans say they want them to do well because they are an English team. I think that mentality is a load of rubbish. I personally couldn’t care less. Or how it’s not good for the north east for Sunderland to be in league one. I couldn’t care less despite being from the north east.

  • gutty72

    Jun 19, 2018 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #25

    Rafa and charnley must be knackered with all the phone calls they make to the 2 to 300 players were “apparently” contacting and being knocked back by “”Every”” transfer window .

  • ashleysmate

    Jun 19, 2018 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #26

    Sturridge??? Are we THAT desperate…maybe on a pay as you play basis , and he brings his own crutches


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