Daniel Sturridge wants Premier League return

Former Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City striker Daniel Sturridge has announced he has ‘unfinished business’ in the Premier League.

The 30-year old striker has been without a club since his four-month ban for breaching the FA’s gambling regulations.

That ban led to his contract being terminated by Turkish side Trabzonspor in March of this year.

His four-month ban brought his brief spell in Turkey to an end. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY GOAL.COM

The former England international was finding his form before the ban was announced. Impressively, Sturridge had seven goals in 16 games in all competitions in Turkey.

Sturridge has used his base is Los Angeles to help maintain his fitness level as he looks for his next challenge.

The free-agent has exclusively told Sky Sports News about his plans for the future. He said: “I believe I’ve got a lot to give to the Premier League and I would say that’s my first choice. I do feel I have unfinished business so I would like to go back and play there.

Daniel Sturridge is a gifted player but his career has been blighted by injury. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY SKY SPORTS.

“I’m open to playing in other leagues, it’s not just the Premier League I’m going to consider, but to come back to England and give my best would be a huge option for me.

“I’m very excited, I’m hungrier than ever and I’m totally focused on the next chapter.”

However, the reality for Sturridge is his injury history will be a concern for any potential Premier League clubs to make a move. He has failed to be on the pitch for over 1000 minutes since the 2013/14 season. 

Sturridge’s injury record will be a concern for any interested club. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY THE TELEGRAPH.

However, a move for Sturridge could be a smart piece of business for any mid-table or bottom half side. If his body is managed well he will guarantee you goals and that can be the difference between relegation and survival.

Any side would be lucky to bring in someone with Sturridge’s experience. With two Champions League winners medals and one Premier League medal to his name. Could the signing of Daniel Sturridge on a free transfer be too good to turn down?

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