Celtic fans have reacted on Twitter with disbelief to a report that manager Brendan Rodgers is ready to offer Daniel Sturridge an escape route from Liverpool this month.
It is understood that Southampton and West Ham are leading the chase to sign the Anfield fringe player, but Newcastle, Watford and now Celtic are also keen on striking up a deal this month.
The Daily Express has also reported that Sturridge is earning a whopping £120,000 a week at Liverpool, but he is currently struggling for first-team football in the Premier League at the moment and could be in for a move away from Merseyside this month.
Now, Celtic fans have taken to Twitter to react to the news, but many can’t believe that they would be in for someone earning such high wages south of the border.
One excited fan did admit though that Sturridge was “absolutely lethal” under Rodgers when the Celtic boss was at Liverpool.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
He would be in competition for griffs jersey
— John M (@Jbhoy79) January 7, 2018
Never happening. Danny Ings on loan is possible
— Kevin Opala (@celtickev) January 7, 2018
Sturridge to Celtic ???????????? he is on £125,000 a week the now !
— ryan kennedy (@RazMan0086) January 7, 2018
I can see Celtic signing Sturridge. All he has to do is take a hundred grand a week pay cut.
— Vinny (@VinnyCSC) January 7, 2018
Far too expensive in terms of wages unfortunately. Money is these guys main factor nowadays so another Prem club is the likely destination
— TheRealGreegsy (@greegsyceltic) January 7, 2018
Not sure about these Sturridge rumours tbh. Celtic ‘interested’ is probably as far as it’ll go, as he’s on £150k a week at Liverpool. Really injury prone so can’t see a loan being a thing. Was absolutely lethal when Rodgers was at Liverpool nonetheless
— Paul (@P__67) January 7, 2018
Sturridge to Celtic? ???? think he’d be a great signing as BR got the best out of him?
— Celtic Home & Away (@celticHome_Away) January 7, 2018
Sturridge has made just 14 appearances across all competitions this term, scoring three goals in the process.