Sturridge Was Indeed Offered To Arsenal By Agent
The deadline day stories of Daniel Sturridge being offered to Arsenal by his representatives have some substance to them, despite Liverpool not wanting to sell the player, particularly to a rival.
Rumours surfaced yesterday, online and in the Press, that Sturridge had been offered to Arsenal on loan, but that Liverpool would not sanction the move.
I was told by a journalist after Arsenal’s opening day defeat to Liverpool at the Emirates that Sturridge’s agent told him (the journalist) that Arsenal were interested in signing his client (see WhatsApp screenshot below).
The journalist didn’t run the story as he wasn’t sure that the agent’s motives for telling him were legitimate and he also wasn’t convinced that Arsenal would entertain signing a player with Sturridge’s injury record, for obvious reasons. This in itself is a testament to the values of the journalist in question as most will print any old shit, especially a potential scoop like this.
What is obvious is that Sturridge and his advisors want a way out of Liverpool and see Arsenal as an ideal fit, but whether Arsene Wenger would be prepared to pay a substantial transfer fee for a player with an injury record such as his, remains to be seen.
Arsenal rarely do business in January and with the signing of Lucas Perez, may not be in the market for a striker in the next transfer window.