Besiktas need a striker. Daniel Sturridge likely needs a new team. Could it be a match made it heaven? Seems unlikely right now, but stranger things have happened.
Sturridge, who has been on loan with West Brom since the winter, is widely believed to have played his last game in a Liverpool shirt. The creative, charismatic, but frustratingly injury-prone center forward couldn’t find a way into Klopp’s side and failed to put together a consistent run of games without injury. His move to West Brom was another disappointment when he suffered another injury after playing only two games with the club. He was unable to help save them from relegation at the end of the season.
The rumour is that Sturridge has met twice with Besiktas’ vice-president Ahmet Nur Cebi as he looks to secure his future ahead of next season. It is also said that a representative of Sturridge’s management agency went on record with the Turkish press to comment, “If certain terms are met and the great Besiktas fans want him to play for the club, then everything is possible.”
Certainly Sturridge’s injury record will be a huge hindrance as Liverpool look to find him another home, but his incredible talent when fit should still garner him some suitors as the summer wears on.
Whether it’s Besiktas or, more likely, another English team, Sturridge’s future will be one of many plot threads to follow during this transfer window.