Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge is heading to the Hawthorns after West Brom agreed a £1.5million deal with the Premier League giants, according to a report.
The Guardian claimed in their live transfer blog on Monday [02:00pm] that Sturridge was wanted by Newcastle, Sevilla and Inter Milan, but the Baggies have stole a march on that trio and look set to land the England international on a temporary basis.
It is understood that the Birmingham-born forward is now on his way to the West Midlands after falling well down the pecking order at Liverpool.
Sturridge has made 14 appearances in all competitions for the Reds this term, scoring three goals in the process.
He has not featured in the Premier League since November but now looks to join the team who beat Liverpool just two days ago in the FA Cup Fourth Round.
Jay Rodriguez netted twice before a Joel Matip own goal sealed a memorable 3-2 win for the Albion.
Football Insider verdict
West Brom will be pulling off a massive coup by signing Sturridge. It seems that reports over the past 24 hours have indicated that a bid has been made for Troy Deeney from Watford after the Albion found a way to fund a late-January shopping spree without selling Jonny Evans. With Ali Gabr also on the way the the Black Country and Evans staying, a slow January could turn out to be a fantastic one for Alan Pardew. As for Newcastle, Rafa Benitez will have to look elsewhere, although he seems focused on getting Feyenoord’s Nicolai Jorgensen. There are still other options as there are plenty of unhappy strikers dotted around in the Premier League. Kelechi Iheanacho of Leicester is the one that should stick out to the Magpies boss.
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