Former Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is set to complete a move to Turkish club Trabzonspor amid interest from both Rangers and Celtic.
The talented 29-year-old forward’s last few seasons have been besieged with injuries and the 26-times England capped striker will be hoping to get his career back on track in Turkey.
But if you combine Sturridge’s injury history with the fact he is reportedly set to earn just over £50k per week in Turkey, Gers fans will be breathing a sigh of relief.
Whilst obviously a huge talent – Rangers boss Steven Gerrard once described Sturridge as “the player with the most potential” in England [Daily Mail] – there is so much risk involved in this deal.
Trabzonspor will be hoping to the player can both adapt to life in the country and also stay fit enough to have an impact for the Trabzon based club.
It’s a risk that is not financially viable for Rangers and whilst Steven Gerrard and co. will be wishing the striker well, it casts doubt on the legitimacy of Rangers interest.
The Daily Telegraph claim that Trabzonspor have beaten off a range of competition to secure Sturridge’s signature, with at least another 15 clubs said to have offered the former Man City and Chelsea man a deal.
Despite injuries last season Sturridge still managed 27 appearances for Liverpool, although 19 of them were from the bench. The forward managed four goals.