Arsenal are reported to be favourites to sign Daniel Sturridge this summer should he leave his club, but is he the man you would all favour to lead our line next season?
We recently ran a poll in which just over 25% of you would rather neither Alvaro Morata or Jamie Vardy leading our attack next season, and now Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge is re-emerging as a possible target.
The former Chelsea and Manchester City forward has been consistent at finding the back of the net in recent seasons when he is fit, but that is the problem. Sturridge has managed only 26 appearances over the past two league campaigns, and unless that changes, he is surely a risky target.
With the England international likely to command a fee in excess of £25 Million also, for me he is simply not a viable option, especially when we already have injury-prone stars Danny Welbeck and Theo Walcott in the squad.
I know many of you, as well as me, are hoping the latter makes a move this summer, with West Ham and others linked with his capture, but unless two other players come in as cover, I just can’t see him being allowed to move on.
Also IF Danny Sturridge did become a serious target, that could possibly mean that we have to keep Theo as further cover, due to the Liverpool man’s failure to stay fit as often as he would like.
The Morata and Vardy deals are up in the air at present, with time causing further more doubt over the likelihood of deals for either, and other options will no doubt be in the thoughts of Arsene Wenger.
Should we pursue a deal for Sturridge? Who else should be considered?