Last month, it was suggested that Rangers could move for Daniel Sturridge [Sunday Post].
The 29-year-old striker was a free agent, having left Liverpool at the end of last season.
It was claimed that, especially if Alfredo Morelos left Ibrox, Steven Gerrard could swoop for his former teammate.
Rangers linked Sturridge is off to Turkey
Yet, as of today, we can be sure that no such deal will take place. That’s because Sturridge has completed a move to Super Lig outfit, Trabzonspor.
The Turkish side, like Rangers, are currently in the playoff round of Europa League qualifying and will take on AEK Athens on Thursday evening.
A 26-cap England international and Champions League winner as of June, Sturridge has signed a three-year deal.
— Trabzonspor (@Trabzonspor) August 21, 2019
This is certainly a striker of some repute, one with an impressive CV and a decent goalscoring record.
Yet, any move for him would have constituted a huge risk on Rangers’ part. His injury history is poor while his wage demands would probably have been eye-watering.
Had Alfredo Morelos departed earlier in the window, you could have made a case for interest in Sturridge.
Yet, this isn’t one to lose any sleep over. Even with only two senior strikers at the club, Rangers are looking potent right now.
If another option is to arrive before the end of the window, it’ll be a much lower risk and less expensive one than the former Chelsea and Man City man.