Daniel Sturridge a free agent after surprise Trabzonspor exit

Matthew Briggs
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Trabzonspor and Daniel Sturridge have mutually agreed to terminate his contract at the Turkish Super Lig club.

The 30-year-old striker left Liverpool last summer and signed on a free transfer for the Black-Sea coast side until 2021.

The former England man scored seven goals in 13 appearances, but he is now a free agent and will be able to sign for any team outside of the transfer window.

“The professional footballer contract signed between our company and our professional footballer Daniel Andre Sturridge, dated 21.08.2019 and ending 31.05.2021 has been mutually terminated,” a Trabzonspor statement read.

“In accordance with the termination agreement, the football player gave up all his forward-looking rights and receivables.”

Whether or not the forward has another club lined up is unknown, but Aston Villa have been linked with a summer move for the player.

Marseille were also linked with the player in January, according to the Daily Mail.




Sturridge was banned from football for two weeks last July and fined £75,000 after breaching betting rules.

The Birmingham-born forward scored 67 times in 160 appearances during his six-and-a-half year spell at Anfield, and ended up switching to West Brom for the second half of the 2017-18 campaign after a move to LaLiga side Sevilla broke down.