Already in the short list this winter, Inter Miami CF may still be pursuing Daniel Sturrigde. He is a free agent but has been suspended 4 months for illegal bets.
Four goals and four assists in nine appearances in Süper Lig, seven goals in thirteen appearances in all competitions. Daniel Sturridge (30) did not miss his small-time in Turkey, wearing the jersey of Trabzonspor, where he arrived free in the last summer transfer window. The Englishman proves, after a few physical glitches, that he has lost none of his talents for scoring.
A few days ago, we learned that the English international striker was leaving Trabzonspor, with an amicable termination. The reason for this sudden departure is now known. The same day, we learned that Daniel Sturridge is suspended from all football activities until June and ordered to pay a fine of 170,000 euros.
Sturridge broke the rules for sports betting. Initially suspended for 2 weeks, then was sanctioned much more heavily following the appeal made by the English Federation, which found the punishment too light. From two weeks ban, it went to 4 months, while the fine doubled.
Indeed, some clubs continue to closely monitor its performance. The Daily Mail tells us this Thursday that Inter Miami and Aston Villa are still following in the footsteps of the English international (26 caps, 8 goals). Before his arrival in Turkey, the two teams were already in the ranks. They are obviously not giving up on the idea. The Villans are looking for reinforcement in the offensive sector. Former Red appears to them to be a more affordable target than Kelechi Ieanacho (Leicester), Jarrod Bowen (Hull City) or Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
A big salary
Inter Miami CF, for their part, may need fresh blood ahead in the event of the injury of Julian Carranza and Robinson. They are also lacking an experienced striker. The information of the English tabloid remains to be taken with tweezers. Indeed, it is difficult to see Inter Miami CF, in need of an immediate solution, to start paying the amounts that would imply the arrival of the native of Birmingham. In Trabzon, Daniel Sturridge would in fact emerge at nearly 3 M € net per year … A salary which would make him one of the best paid in the MLS.