Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is said to be giving serious consideration to offers to move to La Liga as he bids to resurrect both his career and his England dreams.
The England striker has fallen way down Jurgen Klopp’s plans at Anfield, with his inactivity putting his World Cup dreams in jeopardy. Gareth Southgate has effectively told the player he won’t be going to Russia unless he gets more minutes under his belt.
Although the striker missed Sunday’s 1-1 Merseysider derby draw with Everton with a sligth hamstring injury, Sturridge has been fit for the majority of the season.
However, the 28-year-old remains a periphery figure under Klopp and has featured in just 15 games – with many of these via the substitutes bench.
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Now, reports in the Daily Mail claim Sturridge is considering a move to Spain in January with both Real Betis and Valencia having registered an interest in signing the striker.
The report claims that, despite his poor fitness record, Liverpool would want a considerable fee, though both Betis and Valencia are hoping the Reds may consider allowing him to leave on loan.
With Danny Ings and in particular Adam Lallana coming back into the reckoning, Sturridge could find himself pushed ever further down the reckoning and the player could look to force through a move once the transfer window opens in January.
Valencia have also discussed Everton striker Sandro and Kevin Gameiro at Atletico Madrid, but given the chance, would prefer to sign Sturridge if Liverpool gave them any indication a deal could go through.