Ex-Liverpool and England striker, Daniel Sturridge has joined Perth Glory FC,
for the upcoming season. after being without a club for more than 18 months.
The 32-year-old had been without a club since leaving Turkish side Trabzonspor in
March 2020 after being handed a four-month ban for breaching the FA’s gambling
regulations; Sturridge, who scored eight goals in 26 appearances for England, joins
Perth Glory for the A-League 2021-22 season
Daniel Sturridge, 32, told his new club’s website: “It’s a fantastic opportunity to try
a new challenge.
“When the opportunity came about, it felt like the right thing to do, to take my talent
somewhere where I can enjoy my football in a competitive league and try and help
the team is as successful as they possibly can be.
“I’m going to put my best foot forward, work hard and try and help the team win each
game that comes by and then we’ll see where we end up when the season finishes.
“I can’t wait to play at HBF Park and hopefully put a smile on a lot of faces.”
The former England star claimed a Champions League winners’ medal with Liverpool
days before his departure in 2019.
During his first year with Turkish side Trabzonspor, his contract was mutually
terminated following a fourth-month ban for betting breaches.
A move to the United States and Spain failed to come off for Sturridge as he
continued to train during his exile.
Last month, he declared himself to be ‘more motivated than ever to prove himself in
Sturridge will join the Perth squad for pre-season ahead of November’s season opener
against Adelaide United.