Former Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge reportedly could turn to MLS in an attempt to resurrect his career. According to Goal.com, Sturridge, who is currently a free agent, is linked with moves to Inter Miami and D.C. United.
Sturridge last played with Turkish side Trabzonspor, where he scored four goals in 11 games before the two sides mutually agreed to part ways. The 30-year-old is currently serving a four-month ban from playing after he breached FIFA’s betting rules.
Sturridge can sign a deal with a club in June, and the D.C. and Inter links make sense, as both teams have a Designated Player spot. The player himself previously expressed interest in playing in the United States and has recently spent some time training in the country.
Despite player’s interest in the league, MLS clubs might face competition for Sturridge from Premier League teams. While the Englishman struggled in recent years, there are reportedly several teams that could decide to bring him in as a veteran backup, especially in the aftermath of coronavirus pandemic.
Once considered one of England’s biggest talents, Daniel Sturridge spent time with Manchester City, Chelsea, and Liverpool among other clubs. He left the biggest mark in Liverpool, where he scored 50 goals in 116 Premier League games while helping the team win UEFA Champions League in 2019.
The consensus among soccer analysts is that Sturridge, however, never quite managed to realize his full potential as he often struggled with injuries that kept him off the field.