Daniel Sturridge could join West Ham United this summer with the Hammers keen to replace Andy Carroll with the Liverpool striker.
This season has been another one to forget for Sturridge as a combination of injury woes and a lack of form has seen him remain in rehabilitation or on the bench.
West Ham might look to end Sturridge’s Merseyside misery this summer and offer the Englishman a move to London. The Dailystar reports that the Hammers are looking to replace Andy Carroll, another injury-prone English forward, with Sturridge in a bid to ensure a regular source of goals.
Sturridge’s best season as a senior came in the 2013/14 campaign when he was paired with Luis Suárez. The pair led Liverpool to the brink of winning the Premier League for the first time in over two decades. Some suggest that Sturridge’s form had more to do with the enigmatic brilliance of Suárez than it did with his own individual talent.
The report from the Dailystar suggests that West Ham want £32 million for Carroll in order to fund a £25 million move for Sturridge. I can’t imagine Carroll would command a £30 million transfer fee, although there are clubs in England that desperately need forwards and the prices of English players are horribly inflated.
Although there is very little clarity on where Sturridge is heading this summer, the common consensus among fans and pundits is that the former Manchester City and Chelsea forward is on his way out with Klopp making it clear that Sturridge is not the sort of player he needs.
Replacing Sturridge could be interesting as the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette will be looking for new clubs this summer. It’s doubtful that FSG would be willing to sanction a deal in excess of £40 million for one player and that will definitely be the case for players of their pedigree.
This summer will be an intriguing one and I can’t wait to see how things unfold.