News in the Northern Echo today that Newcastle have turned down the chance to sign striker Daniel Sturridge for £15M from Liverpool.
The one thing that’s worrying about Sturridge is his poor injury record and it’s a risk for any club to sign him and then try to keep him fit.
Newcastle were one of a number of clubs offered the 28-year-old former Manchester City and Chelsea striker.
Sturridge turned down a possible loan move to Newcastle last January so that didn’t help his cause and he signed instead for West Brom.
But he played only 6 times for the Baggies and didn’t score and had injury problems again as West Brom were relegated.
Daniel Sturridge – Newcastle turned down chance to sign him for £15M
He has a good scoring record at Liverpool in his six seasons there since he signed on from Chelsea for £12M in 2012.
He’s scored 64 goals and has 24 assists in 133 games so he can definitely put the ball in the back of the net.
The best chance for Sturridge this summer seems to be a move to Turkey with Fenerbahce interested in signing the former England striker.
But a big question mark with the deal is whether the Turkish club will pay the £15M fee Liverpool want for their striker.
But he’s not coming to Newcastle – that’s now certain.