Former Liverpool star and England international Daniel Sturridge has signed a three-year deal with Turkish outfit Trabzonspor.
The forward was allowed to leave the Anfield club at the end of his contract this summer, as he wasn’t offered a new deal.
Sturridge had offers from all over the globe, and you’d be forgiven for expecting the striker to have signed for an MLS side, as any followers of his Instagram account knows of his love for the US.
The Guardian claim that Super Lig rivals Fenerbahce were also interested in the 29-year-old, but he opted to sign for Trabzonsport instead.
Sturridge will, funnily enough, become the 15th English player to sign for a club in the Turkish top flight, with former Liverpool goalkeeper Scott Carson being one of them – he spent a couple of years at Bursaspor before returning to England.
Trabzonspor’s new-boy was banned by the an independent regulatory commission from playing professional football after being found guilty of giving his brother inside information on a possible move to Sevilla in January 2018.
He’s now free to play again – which I’m sure will be a relief for his new employers! That being said, the FA are currently trying to get the striker banned for six months.