Daniel Sturridge has reportedly snubbed a big-money move to Chinese Super League side Beijing Guoan after the side made a late swoop for the player.
The Chinese Super League’s transfer window slammed shut on Friday and it seems the Reds received a late offer for one of their first-team regulars.
Daniel Sturridge is said to have been the subject of a “big-money” bid from Chinese Super League side Beijing Guoan, who are coached by ex Bayer-Leverkusen boss Roger Schmidt, as they tried to secure a last minute deal before the closing of the window.
Sturridge, however, reportedly opted to remain on Merseyside and fight for his place in Klopp’s Liverpool side, turning down what was likely to be a bumper contract deal if previous marquee moves to the Super League are anything to go by.
If the Englishman had accepted the proposed contract offer, the Reds could’ve been put in a sticky situation with the striker reported to be ‘Klopp blocked’ earlier this month due to the lack of confidence from the club that they could affordably replace a player of his quality.
It’s a well-known fact that despite his injuries, Sturridge is still highly-rated by Jürgen Klopp and that the German still sees a future for the striker on Merseyside – especially with the Reds competing on four fronts this season.
Sturridge endured a tough 2016/17 campaign that was once again marred by injury, scoring just seven goals in 27 appearances.
Let us know in the comments, would you keep Daniel Sturridge this summer? Or would you be happy with the Reds other striking options if he were to leave?