Aston Villa saw Wesley stretchered off in the New Year’s Day win at Burnley and that leaves Dean Smith with a problem.
It seems almost certain that the club will change their transfer strategy. After signing 12 players in the summer, January might have been a quiet one but that now seems unlikely.
A poor challenge from Ben Mee led to the Brazilian being helped from the field. Some early prognosis suggestions have claimed he is facing a long time out of action.
Official confirmation hasn’t been forthcoming yet but Villa can’t delay their pursuit of a striker.
The Daily Mail has reported that Villa are looking at Daniel Sturridge as a potential signing.
The ex-Liverpool man was released at the end of last season and signed for Turkish outfit Trabzonspor.
He has made a pretty decent start too. In 13 appearances he has scored seven goals and registered four assists for his new club.
Wesley cost Villa £22 million (Daily Mail) in the summer and spending the same amount on a replacement seems unlikely.
In 218 Premier League appearances, Sturridge has scored 77 goals and registered 29 assists.
He knows where the back of the net is and having played for the likes of Liverpool and Chelsea he will understand the weight of expectation.
Sturridge also gets the battle at the bottom. His loan spell at Bolton earlier in his career saw him score eight goals in 12 games to help the Trotters up the table.
The 29-year-old has often struggled with injuries but if Villa can get a good financial deal, he could be a quality signing for Smith.
He seems to have looked sharp of late and bringing in a player who is scoring goals can only bode well for Villa in their quest for survival.