After his stutter-step penalty miss for Britain in the Olympic quarterfinals against South Korea on the weekend, Daniel Sturridge’s name has been on the tongue of quite a few football supporters. He’s supposedly being talked about by former Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas as well since it’s believed he’d like the English striker to join him at Spurs.
Sturridge proved he could play in the Premier League when he went out on loan with Bolton the other season and also started well with Chelsea last year. I think he’s got a hell of a lot of potential and is a better prospect than Man United’s Danny Welbeck. But to bring this potential out he has to be played, not shackled to the bench.
For some reason manager Roberto Di Matteo didn’t play him too often after taking over the reins from AVB. Apparently Sturridge enjoyed playing for his former boss more than he does his current one and wouldn’t mind a move over to White Hart Lane. It looks like Spurs have told Man City’s Emmanuel Adebayor to get stuffed after his ridiculous wage demands and right now it doesn’t look like he’ll be back with Tottenham.
Spurs didn’t get Salomon Rondon either, so Sturridge could be a good option for them. It’s believed he might cost in the neighbourhood of £10 million, but at just 22 he could be a star for years to come and his wages are sensible at the moment. Man City made a mistake by letting Sturridge go and Chelsea will be repeating it if they do the same. He’s scored at every level he’s played at so far other than the English national team and should be able to continue that trend no matter what club he’s playing for.