The once-impeccable Daniel Sturridge has now moved to Turkey to pitch his tent with Trabzonspor after the former England striker served a short ban for breaching Football Association betting rules.
Sturridge left Liverpool as a free agent after his contract expired with the Reds and had offers from China and the US beckoning but instead submitted to temptations from Turkey.
Fenerbache, where Liverpool’s former director of football Damien Comolli is the sporting director came calling but the 29 year old opted for their Super Lig rivals, Trabzonspor instead.
Trabzonspor were one of the first clubs to indicate interest in the English man following his departure from Liverpool.
Sturridge has been free to resume playing football once again since August 1 when his ban expired. The Liverpool man who also played for other top English sides in Manchester City and Chelsea was fined £75,000 and banned for six weeks – with the final four weeks of the ban suspended – after being found guilty of giving his brother inside information on a possible move to Sevilla in January 2018.
The Football Association is appealing against a punishment imposed by an independent regulatory commission which believes the 29 year old should be banned for at least six months.
Sturridge was released in the summer by Liverpool after a 6 year stay at Anfield that saw him score 67 goals in 160 appearances.
He has now successfully secured a move to six-time Turkish champions, Trabzonspor who finished fourth on the league standings last campaign.
Trabzonspor are poised to face Greek side AEK Athens in the Europa League play-off round as they look to reach the group stages of the competition.
The Turkish side is captained by former AC Milan and Bayern Munich midfielder, Jose Sosa. Sturridge’s new side have been quite productive this summer also bringing in striker Alexander Sorloth on loan from Crystal Palace this season.