Report: PSG bid $75 million for Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge
Daniel Sturridge is finally fit and back scoring goals for Liverpool after spending months out injured.
But reports claim he may not be sticking around at Anfield for much longer.
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A report from the Sun newspaper in England says that Paris Saint-Germain is set to offer $75 million for Sturridge, 26, and want him to arrive in France this summer.
With Zlatan Ibrahimovic leaving PSG at the end of this season when his current contract ends, plus doubt over Edinson Cavani’s future at the Parc des Princes, Les Parisiens will be looking to add firepower over the summer and despite his injury problems Sturridge is a supreme finisher when given a chance.
There’s no doubt that when he’s fit, there aren’t many better strikers in the Premier League but after spending most offthe last 18 months on the sidelines a big question mark hangs over Sturridge’s head.
Can he stay fit?
Adding further fuel to the fire has been Sturridge’s reaction to being subbed out of recent games by Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp. He scored in both the 2-0 win over Manchester United in the Europa League at Anfield 12 days ago and then again away at Southampton in the 3-2 defeat, but was hauled off with over 20 minutes to go in both encounters and looked pretty miffed.
Sturridge rose to prominence alongside Luis Suarez during the 2013-14 season when Liverpool finished second and almost won the PL but fell short at the final hurdle. Since May 2014 he has only played 19 times due to long-standing hip, thigh and knee injuries, but he has scored eight times in that stretch to take his tally at Liverpool to an impressive 47 goals in 81 games in all competitions.
With PSG already wrapping up the Ligue 1 title this season and the French outfit in the last eight of the UEFA Champions League, where they face Manchester City, trophies and competing on Europe’s biggest stage each season would certainly appeal to Sturridge.
Liverpool fans, would you snap PSG’s hand off if they offered $75 million for Sturridge?