Former Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge handed MLS lifeline to resurrect career
Former England striker Daniel Sturridge is being offered the chance to resurrect his career in the United States.
Major League Soccer clubs DC United and Inter Miami are battling it out for the ex-Liverpool forward who is available as a free agent.
Both clubs have made Sturridge’s representatives aware of their interest and they hope to tempt the 31-year-old to move to the States.
Sturridge has also had Premier League interest and now faces a dilemma over whether to go to the MLS for the forthcoming season or wait to see if those opportunities materialise in England for the 2021/22 season.
Inter Miami are making a big stir in the transfer market with owner David Beckham and Phil Neville in charge as they have recently recruited ex-England and Arsenal full back Kieran Gibbs who will join at the end of the season.
Sturridge would be a huge coup for the MLS and the latest in a trail of big English stars to move to the States after the likes of Beckham, Wayne Rooney and others who have gone to America.
Sturridge won 26 caps for England and is regarded as a hugely gifted striker with a natural goalscoring ability.
But Sturridge has been without a club for the past year after he took the decision to cancel his contract with Turkish club Trabzonspor last year after a ban for breaching FA rules was upheld.
The FA appealed against the length of a ban and it was increased to four months last March which happened just before football shutdown because of the pandemic.
Sturridge has had to bide his time before making a return to the game but will have no shortage of offers to sign him with interest from both in England and abroad.