Aston Villa signing this 29-year-old PL star for free would be a huge statement of intent from Dean Smith

Aston Villa Opinion – Villans in for Daniel Sturridge – Good move?

According to a report in Sun, Premier League newcomers Aston Villa are still pushing to make a move for former Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge, as he gets away with a lenient punishment for breaching betting rules.

The 29-year-old has been handed a six-week ban and he will be eligible to play football again from the 31st of July. For that reason, Villa are tempted to sign him ahead of next season. (h/t Sun)

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The former Chelsea man, who was released by Liverpool earlier this summer, is available on a free transfer. If Dean Smith’s men are to make a move, they just have to agree on the wage bill.

If Sturridge does move to Villa Park this summer, it’d be a return for him at the club, having spent four years at the academy before leaving for Coventry at the age of 13.

Here’s why this move has a feeling of positivity for both sides:

Sturridge’s experience and quality could be required

Having played for top English teams like Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool before, it is pretty clear that Daniel Sturridge possesses the qualities of a top striker and can make a difference in the final third.

Despite injuries plaguing his latest stint at Anfield, the Englishman has very good goal returns in a red shirt. He managed to net 50 Premier League goals in 116 appearances, which is more than decent.

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In terms of his abilities, the former England striker may have lost pace but his finishing, link-up play and propensity to pick out key passes while playing as a support striker is something of the highest order.

Hence, Aston Villa are right to pursue a possible deal to sign Sturridge during this transfer window. His Premier League experience would help the newcomers settle down.

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All in all, we can conclude by saying that Villa shouldn’t hesitate to press the deal button to sign Daniel Sturridge.

Written by Mizgan Masani

A football enthusiast, who loves to analyse the game in depth. Following various leagues and knowing about the playing styles of different managers intrigues me to the core.
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