Former Liverpool and Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge is a free agent again.
The former England forward left Liverpool on a free transfer at the end of last season, and the 30 year old joined Turkish side Trabzonspor on a two year contract.
However, the fitness issues that have plagued his career were once again evident, and he was unable to hold down a regular place with the Super Lig side, making just 15 appearances in all for them, scoring just 7 goals.
Now he has been released by Trabzonapor who confirmed his departure in an official statement released at the weekend. Sturridge has agreed to forgo the money owed to him on the balance of his contract.
Now it is a question of what nest for the striker. He was linked with a return to the Premier League in January, with Aston Villa touted as a potential destination. Alternatively, the MLS may be a potential destination, with Wayne Rooney’s former club, DC United, linked with him in the past.
However, in a twist to this story, it was announced on Monady that Sturridge has been given a four month ban for betting offences, dating back to a potential transfer in 2018.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.