Manchester Metropolis have been urged to carry Daniel Sturridge again to the membership on a free switch.
Former Metropolis defender Micah Richards believes his pal and one-time team-mate might nonetheless do a job on the prime degree of the Premier League.
Sturridge is presently with no membership and has been since leaving Turkish facet Trabzonspor in March after being handed a four-month ban for breaching betting guidelines.
The 31-year-old began his profession at Metropolis earlier than occurring to play for Chelsea, Bolton Wanderers (mortgage), Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion (mortgage), in addition to England. In complete, he has scored 76 objectives in 218 Premier League appearances.
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Richards reckons the signing of Sturridge might assist Pep Guardiola address the present accidents to strike duo Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus.
In his newest BBC Sport column, Richards stated: “It will have been straightforward for Daniel to stroll away from the sport, however he is nonetheless hungry.
“He went to Turkey final 12 months to get away from all of that speak about him being injury-prone and get some video games beneath his belt, to indicate he can keep match. He was doing properly with Trabzonspor and was having fun with it earlier than he acquired hit by a ban for breaching betting guidelines.
“That was one other blow on prime of every thing else, however I nonetheless converse to him lots and he handled it fairly properly, though you may by no means make certain how another person is feeling, irrespective of how properly you understand them.
“Proper now, there’s loads to take his thoughts off his seek for a membership. He is about to grow to be a dad and is again within the UK together with his companion, ready for the infant to reach.
“When he performs soccer once more it is likely to be with one other group overseas, however I can not assist however assume that there are a number of golf equipment within the Premier League who’re lacking a trick by not signing him.
“I would come with Metropolis in that, simply to fill in whereas Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus are injured. Even when he was half-fit, he would rating objectives in that facet.”