Arsenal have come to a realisation that they need a world – class striker (took long enough). Arsene Wenger has identified Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge as the man who can lead their line to glory. The Gunners are willing to fork out £30 million for the English man. With Sturridge’s Liverpool career hanging in the balance, a move could occur.
The Gunners could offload Olivier Giroud whose form deteriorated in the latter stages of the season. The French man has struggled to perform consistently for Arsenal. Wolfsburg are reportedly keen on signing the French man
Sturridge committed to a five-year deal with the Reds in 2014 after a stellar season. However, more recently Sturridge has remained tight-lipped about spending the remainder of his career at Anfield. Instead he has left doors to potential moves open. Which is of no surprise, Sturridge is a man constantly on the move. He has played at just about every big team in England.
He made a move to Manchester City in 2003. He the left the Citizens for the darker shade of blue to be with Chelsea. He was already shipped out on loan only months after joining. Then he made a move to Liverpool. It seems Arsenal are looking like the next destination.
Liverpool have looked short on firepower upfront. Surprisingly so as the Reds splashed £32 million on Christian Benteke and will pay up to £8 million for ‘free’ Danny Ings. Origi has been an option upfront after playing his first full season with the Reds. Yet it hasn’t quite worked out for Liverpool.
Benteke has struggled not just to justify his price – tag but to gel into Klopp’s way. Ings? I’m sure many have forgotten that name as the striker was already put injured after a mere 8 games- although he managed to pick up 4 goals.
Sturridge has been hampered by injury and it appears that when he is fit, Klopp is not a big admirer. Sturridge was left out of a crucial first – leg game is of the Europa League. He has proven his worth as in the 23 appeases for Liverpool this season he notched up 13 goals.
Yet Klopp has his eyes set on his former player Robert Lewandowski who has been in terrific form. It seems Lewandowski leaving Klopp at Dortmund and interest for the Polish striker from Real Madrid or Manchester City have put him off. Brave man.
A Daily Star report showed that Sturridge is not happy with his play time. Sturridge has recently declared: “I am someone who wants to play every minute of every match so maybe when I’m not starting, it’s hard to take.” Oh no. It seems the relationship has gone toxic.
Arsenal are hit with season – changing injuries every campaign. Sturridge on the other hand is injury prone. Whether he will be able to add to their injury catastrophes or contribute to their title chasing ambitions remains to be seen.