Ex-Liverpool ace rejected Premier League return

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We’re used to English players being massively linked with a return to the Premier League as soon as they decide to transer abroad, so it’s refreshing when they choose to try and stick it out.

Daniel Sturridge is clearly a particular player, and there’s no telling how good he could’ve been if it wasn’t for injuries, but he missed so much time at Liverpool that he was finally replaced and phased out.

He’s now doing well in Turkey with Trabzonspor, where he’s crafted a significant partnership with Crystal Palace loanee Alexander Sorloth. He is the one taking most of the headlines, but they are only one point off the top of the league.

According to a report from Sportwitness, Daniel Sturridge turned down a move to Aston Villa in winter and would turn them down again in the Summer as he wishes to qualify for the Champions League with his current side.

A lot could depend on how they end the campaign, so a fall-off in form may change his mind about the Summer, but it would be interesting to see how he fared in the Champions League with a weaker team.