David Beckham's Inter Miami and DC United battle for ex-Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge - reports
What's the next move for former England and Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge? The 31-year-old has been without a club after leaving Trabzonspor in March 2020, but is attracting interest from the MLS, including David Beckham's Inter Miami. But there is also reportedly the chance to return to the Premier League next season.
Daniel Sturridge of Trabzonspor is seen during Ziraat Turkish Cup 5th round soccer match between Trabzonspor and Altay in Trabzon, Turkey on December 19, 2019.
Both clubs have reportedly made their interest known to Sturridge ahead of the new MLS season, which is set to kick off on April 17.
Complicating matters is that there are also reportedly Premier League clubs keen on Sturridge, but any move would only be likely to happen over the summer, by which time the MLS season will be in full swing.
Inter Miami have brought in Phil Neville as manager and have signed Sturridge’s former West Brom and England team-mate Kieran Gibbs. Former Stoke defender Ryan Shawcross and Scotland winger Lewis Morgan have also joined.
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Club owner Beckham has previously spoken about wanting to attract "big stars" to Miami.
"When we announced Miami, there was always going to be talk about what players we were going to bring in, whether it was [Cristiano] Ronaldo, [Lionel] Messi, Neymar," he told ESPN.
"There was always going to be those discussions. I actually don't think it's a tough one for players to decide, to be honest, because it's a great place. Obviously, it's a great city, I feel like we've got a great fan base, but I also understand there's great talent in Miami and South Florida, and I think we have a real opportunity.
"Miami is a city that has that pull on players who have been playing in Europe that are big stars."