Aston Villa are looking at the possibility of signing veteran Premier League striker Daniel Sturridge this month, according to a report.
The Daily Mail have claimed that injury-hit Villa are monitoring Sturridge’s situation, with the 30-year-old currently plying his trade in Turkey’s top-flight with Trabzonspor.
Villa are in need of attacking reinforcements following the season-ending injury to Wesley and their current struggles in the Premier League.
Whilst Sturridge has the experience and the previous goal threat, he is perhaps a signing that Villa fans may not welcome given how the previous seasons have gone for the player.
Injuries and a lack of form has seen the ex-England man lose pace, quality and that special touch he had in the final third.
There’s no doubt that Dean Smith needs to add attacking talent and proven talent to his forward line, but Sturridge is not the answer.
Given the number of injuries he has suffered, he simply cannot cope with the pace of the Premier League anymore, hence why he is now playing out in Turkey.
On paper, he may seem a great addition and if Smith could get the best out of him then he would turn out to be an unbelievable signing.
But during the latter years at Liverpool, even Jurgen Klopp couldn’t get the best out of Sturridge, so he is perhaps a player that Villa should opt against signing this month.