Breaking News: Sturridge joins Turkish side Trabzonspor

Daniel Sturridge has chosen Turkey as his new home. He just signed for Trabzonspor.

The free-agent has been mulling over several offers from across the globe. He has opted on the offer of a three-year contract from the Turkish club.

According to The Mirror, the former England international has signed for Trabzonspor for three years.

He did not have his contract renewed by Liverpool. It expired at the of the 2018/19 season.

Managing only 18 appearances for the Reds last season, he was deemed surplus to requirements by Jurgen Klopp.

He found himself behind the likes of Mohammed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.

His record for Liverpool since joining in 2013 Chelsea boasts 67 goals in 160 appearances. He has failed to find the net since September 2018.

His career has been continuously hampered by injuries.

As we brought you previously at Ronaldo.com, Trabzonspor have been the front runners.

There has been talk of Monaco and even a move to DC United.

But the lure of playing Europa League football and most certainly fighting for the Turkish championship was a game-changer.

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While there has been no mention of his financial package.

Given he was a free agent and there was no transfer fee, the likelihood is this allowed his new club to offer a very attractive pay packet.

The passionate Turkish fans will create an environment on game day reminiscent of an intense Merseyside derby on a near-weekly basis.

Sturridge will be exposed to a whole new side of the footballing world. Although if successful, he will be treated like a king and worshipped like a god.

His career statistics read 312 games, 111 goals, and 42 assists.

He will need to discover a level of form that is considerably better than one in every three if he is to receive that kind of treatment though.

 

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