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PORTO, PORTUGAL - APRIL 17: Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final second leg match between Porto and Liverpool at Estadio do Dragao on April 17, 2019 in Porto, Portugal. (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)

One-time Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has arrived in Turkey ahead of signing for Trabzonspor.

Trabzonspor Transfer Almost Complete For Daniel Sturridge

From England To Turkey

The former England international has been pictured in Turkey ahead of signing for Trabzonspor.

29-year-old Sturridge was released by Liverpool this summer, ending a six-year spell at Anfield.

During his time with the Reds, Sturridge scored 67 goals from 160 appearances.

After starting his career with Manchester City, Sturridge signed for Chelsea in 2009; however, his time at Stamford Bridge was less than successful.

The former England international spent six months on loan at Bolton. Across four years in London, Sturridge made just 63 appearances and scored 13 times. Sturridge signed for Liverpool in January 2013 before being released this summer.

Sturridge’s fight with numerous injuries, and the preference of Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Divock Origi, made the 29-year-old surplus to requirements.

In July, Sturridge was banned from football for two weeks and fined £75,000 after being found guilty of breaching betting rules.

He was given a six-week ban, four of which were suspended, and returned to playing on 31 July.

Aston Villa Target

Following his release from Anfield, Sturridge has been linked with a move to Villa Park.

Birmingham Live reported that Sturridge’s upbringing in the Midlands could see him sign for Aston Villa.

The former England international was part of Villa’s academy set-up before joining Coventry City aged eleven and later Manchester City.

Among reported interest from Aston Villa, free agent Sturridge also reportedly had offers from Real Betis, Marseille and Bologna.

The interest from across Europe, 13 sides were reportedly interested, show the high levels of respect and admiration for Sturridge.

Despite facing injuries and lack of playing time, many sides are still keen to give the 29-year-old an opportunity in hope of him getting back to his former self.

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