22 year old Daniel Sturridge has shown his striking skills during his time in the Team GB Olympic squad. However, as soon as the Englishman re-joins his club Chelsea, he is set for crunch talks with the London club as he wants to know where he stands regarding Di Matteo’s future plans as they look to defend their FA Cup and Champions League trophy.
The Metro have reported that Sturridge would be willing to leave Stamford Bridge if the Chelsea manager fails to promise the hot prospect game time, and with Arsenal, Newcastle and Tottenham all interested in signing the striker, it looks like finding Sturridge a new club would be an easy task.
But, I think there is only one club which Sturridge should sign for if he is to leave Chelsea, and consequently, here are three reasons why the Chelsea man should sign for Spurs.
- He’s Affordable
With Spurs only having one striker who has experience in the Premier League, Jermain Defoe, it is essential that Spurs purchase a striker who has shown their adaptability to the Premier League. Sturridge has easily shown his potential to be a leading Premier League striker, scoring 8 goals in 12 appearances whilst on loan with Bolton last year.
Additionally, with rumoured Tottenham targets Leandro Damiao, Adebayor and Lewandowski all being much more expensive than the Chelsea forward, it would make more sense financially to buy the home-grown talent.
- AVB Likes Him
Up until his sacking in March, AVB played Sturridge constantly and helped to develop him as a footballer. By playing him in the striker or right wing position, he replaced the likes of Drogba in the first team and helped to see him kick-start his career in European football, as he appeared in the Champions League a numerous amount of times.
However, since March, Sturridge rarely appeared for Di Matteo, it has led to questions about his future at the bridge. But, if he is to reunite with Villas-Boas, he would know that by taking a step to move to their London rivals, he would be featured in Tottenham’s long term plans.
- He’s Flexible
A great attribute which saw him be favoured by AVB is his ability to play on the wings or upfront as a striker. As demonstrated by his Team GB performances, he has the ability to play the poacher role whilst also being able to show his incredible finishing ability, as shown by his lob of the keeper against the UAE.
By being able to play in 2 different positions, Sturridge would be more likely to get game time and could see him become a key member of the Spurs squad.
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