Daniel Sturridge ‘travelling to Turkey to seal transfer to Trabzonspor’ after leaving Liverpool – The Sun

DANIEL STURRIDGE is due for talks at Turkish giants Trabzonspor this week after Liverpool released him in June.

Goal say the former England star will be offered a two-year deal worth £2.8million a season, with the option of an extra 12 months.

Free agent Sturridge, 29. who was linked with Sevilla and Besitkas a year ago, received a departing tribute from Jurgen Klopp after 67 goals in 160 games for Liverpool.

Anfield boss Klopp told the club website: "Daniel has earned the right to be considered a modern-day Liverpool great, I would think.

"He came to the club while we were trying to rebuild and re-establish ourselves. Some of the goals he has scored for Liverpool were so, so, so important.

“What maybe is missed on the outside of the club by many is what a great leader Daniel is in our dressing room."

Sturridge bowed out of Anfield with a Champions League winners medal, despite not coming on in the 2-0 final win over Tottenham.

And Trabzonspor will hope they can lure him with another Euro adventure this term.

The Turks can qualify for the Europa League third-qualifying round on Thursday night – if they turn a 2-2 first leg draw at Sparta Prague into an aggregate win.

Any hopes Sturridge had of sorting out his career before the start of this season were rocked by a six-week ban in mid-July for breaching betting rules.

He told his brother to bet on a move to Spain with Sevilla.

But four weeks of the ban were suspended, leaving Sturridge available from this month.

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