Aston Villa to make a move for former Premier League superstar
Aston Villa could be set to offer former Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge a shock return to the Premier League to help them stay in the league. Sturridge's career in the top flight looked over when he left Liverpool last summer and opted to move to Turkish side Trabzonspor but he could be given an offer to return to the league that he once set on fire in a Liverpool shirt.
The 30-year-old striker was used to be one of the most lethal forwards in the Premier League and could have marked his name in the list of best strikers in the League ever but he has been really unfortunate with injuries.
His poor record with injuries did not let the Englishman become the player he could have been and eventually he became a squad player at Liverpool before he was eventually shipped out of the club.
But, Aston Villa manager Dean Smith looks ready to take a gamble with the Englishman as he looks to ensure that his side manages to retain their Premier League status at the end of the season.
Aston Villa only got promoted to the Premier League this season but have hardly managed to stay away from the relegation scrap and Smith believes that someone of Sturridge's experience and calibre can help them survive.
Villa have been struggling in front of the goal all season and their situation got even worse with Wesley suffering a serious knee injury.
The 23-year-old Brazilian forward is feared to have damaged his anterior cruciate ligament during the crucial 2-1 victory over Burnley which has breathed life into their battle to avoid the drop.
Sturridge's quality is really undisputed but the biggest concern with him is his fitness. His signing would indeed be a gamble but if it pays off, Aston Villa's fortunes could change.
The Englishman has been quite impressive in Turkey having overcome the injuries to his ankle which blighted his early season.
The Midlands club actually looked at bringing Sturridge to Villa Park over the summer but eventually pulled out due to his injury concerns but now that Wesley is out, they are believed to be interested once again.
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