Aston Villa have been named by Clinton Morrison as one of the clubs for whom Daniel Sturridge could “do a job”, in conversation with talkSPORT.
Sturridge has an impressive CV, counting the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool amongst his former clubs, as well as 26 caps for England.
However, the 30-year-old has been incredibly unlucky with injuries over the years, and is currently without a club after leaving Turkish outfit Trabzonspor in March.
Sturridge has been serving a four-month ban for breaching FA betting rules, but will be available to play competitive football again by the time the Premier League resumes in September.
The striker gave an interview to Sky Sports this week to state that he has “unfinished business” and wants to return to the Premier League.
And with Villa having only just survived in the top flight, Morrison reckons Dean Smith’s side, as well as Crystal Palace, would be a good fit for Sturridge and vice versa.
“You never lose your talent and Daniel Sturridge is a talent,” Morrison told talkSPORT (12/8, 12:30pm).
“He’s had a lot of injuries over the years but, when he was flying, he was one of the best strikers around.
“Give Sturridge half a chance and he’ll put it in the back of the net. He was lethal.
“I do believe someone in the Premier League, like an Aston Villa or a Crystal Palace, he could easily go to one of those clubs and do a job. He is a super-talented player.”
As Morrison makes clear, Sturridge is indeed a top-class talent and has an impressive goal and assist tally throughout his career, it’s just a case of injuries having held him back in the last few years.
With Villa having struggled on the goalscoring front last season, snapping up a player like Sturridge on a free transfer is not a bad shout.
If they can keep him fit, then the Villans could have a 15-goal plus striker which could get them much higher up the table than they finished last term.