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Clinton Morrison: I would love it if Crystal Palace signed Daniel Sturridge

Right now, not much is really going on at Crystal Palace on the transfer front.

It is, of course, still very early in the transfer window though. Clearly, the south London club have plenty of time to dip into the market to strengthen their squad.

With there obviously being a need for a new striker, hopefully we can expect Roy Hodgson to do just that sooner or later. And when he does, one former Crystal Palace man is urging the former England manager to snap up a certain European champion.

“I’d love my old club Palace to get him [Daniel Sturridge] because I think, in front of goal, he is one of the most natural. For me, I think he’d be a great addition for most Premier League teams outside top three or four. I don’t think he’s money-orientated. He never looks happy on the bench,” Clinton Morrison told talkSPORT (via News Shopper)

Recently released from Liverpool, on a free transfer, Sturridge could be a really clever piece of business for Crystal Palace. You would have to say Morrison is onto something here.

Given his injury record, naturally, there will be some concerns. But after a season where he was regularly available for selection and managed to come up with some big goals for Jurgen Klopp’s side, the 29-year-old may have finally turned a corner.

And when fit, he is simply better than anything the Eagles currently have in this moment of time. Christian Benteke, for example, looks like a shadow of his former self, managing just one goal in all competitions in the now completed 2018/19 campaign.

With his pace, movement and finishing ability, a fit Sturridge getting regular game time in any starting XI does not drop such a disappointing record in front of goal in any universe, surely?

If Crystal Palace cannot keep hold of Michy Batshuayi, Hodgson undoubtedly needs to bring in a new No.9. And in Sturridge, a great opportunity has been presented to him or any other Premier League side looking to strengthen their attack this summer.

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Clinton Morrison: I would love it if Crystal Palace signed Daniel Sturridge
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