Daniel Sturridge Set To Join Turkish Side Trabzonspor After Leaving Liverpool

 Former Three Lions frontman Daniel Sturridge could be set for the Turkish top-flight after six years with Liverpool

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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