Daniel Sturridge has received a ban after being found guilty of breaching betting rules [BBC Sport].
The 29-year-old free agent was banned for six weeks, but will only be ineligible for two, after having four weeks suspended. He was also handed a fine of £75,000.
He was cleared of nine out of eleven charges but found guilty of giving inside information and of instructing his brother to bet on him securing a transfer from Liverpool to Sevilla in January 2018 [BBC Sport].
The forward is valued at a whopping £13.5m by Transfermarkt. However, he’s is available for free following his release by Liverpool. He is, of course, also a former teammate of Steven Gerrard’s from both England and Anfield duty.
Earlier this week, though, the Daily Star reported that he was more likely to join Serie A club Bologna than to move to Ibrox.
We’re not so sure moving for him would be a good idea anyway. Reported Rangers target Sturridge has a bad history with injuries, would command big wages and hasn’t played regularly for several seasons.
For now, Alfredo Morelos is still a Ger anyway. He opened his account for the 2019/20 season in Gibraltar last week and will be hoping to add to his tally at Ibrox this evening.