Aston Villa are considering a move for Daniel Sturridge this month as Dean Smith faces difficulty landing one of his striker targets, according to a report from the Daily Mail.
Villa have eased some of the pressure on them by beating Burnley 2-1 on Wednesday. And the game also saw Wesley end his recent drought with the opener. But January remains a crucial month for the Villans.
Wesley had to be stretchered off at Turf Moor. And the summer signing’s form has generally been a concern, with the 23-year-old bagging just five goals in the Premier League.
The Daily Mail reports that Villa are interested in Kelechi Iheanacho, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Jarrod Bowen. But a move for all three looks to be out of the question.
That has prompted Smith to reignite Villa’s interest in Sturridge, according to the Mail. The Englishman has been excellent when he has played for Trabzonspor this term.
He has scored four goals and contributed four assists in nine league games. He has actually scored four in his last three appearances in all competitions.
TBR View – Sturridge move would be a roll of the dice for Villa
It would be no surprise if plenty of supporters were not happy about the links with Sturridge. His quality has rarely been in doubt. His career record remains better than a goal every three games.
Nevertheless, there is always going to be a big question mark over his fitness. If he can stay fit for a lengthy period, he could be an inspired signing. But that seems a massive if.
Unfortunately for Villa however, Smith may feel forced to take a gamble this month. Three of their reported targets are seemingly out of reach, and Villa must be fearful about how long Wesley will be sidelined for given the way he left the field on Wednesday.