West Ham given massive boost in pursuit of £30m-rated PL goal machine - reports
By Harry Sykes
Daniel Sturridge has told friends is willing to join West Ham this summer, according to a report.
The Sun on Sunday claim the Liverpool striker has told those in his inner circle that the east London club could be an option when he assesses his future this summer.
It is said that Sturridge, 27, will listen to offers from West Ham in what will be a regarded as a massive boost to the club’s pursuit of the proven Premier League striker.
The Mirror claim Liverpool are willing to sell the 27-year-old at the end of the season after becoming frustrated with his lack of playing time and will value him at around £30million.
The Hammers are in a position to give Sturridge the platform of regular first-team football, something that has been denied him under Jurgen Klopp at Anfield even when he has been fully fit.
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Klopp has remained non-commital about the England international’s chances of remaining at Liverpool next season as speculation continues to mount about his future.
Sturridge has played just 565 minutes of football in the Premier League this season and last started in the competition last November.
Overall this campaign, Sturridge has scored six goals and provided three assists in 23 league and cup appearances.
His record of 60 goals from 115 Liverpool matches prove he is a Premier League goal machine, not to mention the eight goals he has scored in 25 England appearances.
The rise of Divock Origi and Klopp’s preference of Roberto Firmino as the spearhead of the Liverpool attack has led many, including Ian Wright, to believe that Sturridge’s exit is inevitable.
In other West Ham news, the club are set to push the button on a quick striker transfer after he blew Hammers coaches away.