Former Chelsea and Liverpool ace Daniel Sturridge has admitted that he is hoping for a return to the Premier League next season.
The 30-year-old striker is currently a free agent and has been speaking to Sky Sports about the next move in his career. He was released from Trabzonspor earlier this year after both parties mutually agreed to terminate his contract (via Goal). Sturridge made the move to Turkey after his six-year spell with Liverpool came to an end.
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Now, it appears that the England international is ready to resurrect his career and take to the Premier League once more.
“I’ve always loved playing in the Premier League,” Sturridge said. “I believe I have a lot to give to the Premier League, so I would say that is my first choice. It’s high on my list, because I do feel I have unfinished business there.”
The forward was certainly a big name during his time in England’s top flight, scoring a total of 77 goals in 212 appearances (via Transfermarkt).
Sturridge almost helped to guide Liverpool to their first Premier League title back in 2014 during the infamous ‘near miss’ season. Prior to his Merseyside stint, he enjoyed four seasons with Chelsea, for whom he netted 24 times in 96 games.
The forward will be available for a summer move on a free transfer as he is currently not tied to another club. According to Capology, Sturridge was earning about £70,700 per week whilst at Trabzonspor. He could be open to a wage reduction if a Premier League club offers him a route back into the English top flight.
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