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Daniel Sturridge Stalls Over New Contract


Manchester City forward Daniel Sturridge says he wants to concentrate on his football rather than worry about his contract negotiations.

The 19-year-old's current deal with the club expires in the summer, and as yet he has not committed to a new contract.

Sturridge told Setanta Sports News...

'I'm just trying to get my head down - I've just got back from injury - and I'm trying to nail down a first-team place at Manchester City,'

'I`m not trying to worry about my contract or anything else except football, because all that kind of stuff can put you off your game.'

'I don't want other things on my mind when I'm playing football because it doesn't bode well for you on the pitch.'


Daniel finished off by saying...

'I just want to focus on my football, get my head down and try and score as many goals as I can before the end of the season.'

Mark Hughes rates the England Under-20 international and it is thought he is eager to offer him a contract he can't refuse.



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Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday March 31 2009

Time: 10:41AM

Your Comments

All that stuff can put you off your game eh? How about signing a new deal then and putting it all behind you then mate? That should take a load off of your mind. Make him a final offer and then walk away. It's his career he's threatening.
fifthcolumnblue
All that stuff can put you off your game eh? How about signing a new deal then and putting it all behind you then mate? That should take a load off of your mind. Make him a final offer and then walk away. It's his career he's threatening.
fifthcolumnblue
He's been injured for weeks. He cant possibly not have the time to wrap this up. He is either holding out for another 20 grand a week in the style of Cashley Cole, or he is off. Either way its not impressive. Im with fifthcolumn. Make him an offer or tell him its over.
DarthGonzo
He's been injured for weeks. He cant possibly not have the time to wrap this up. He is either holding out for another 20 grand a week in the style of Cashley Cole, or he is off. Either way its not impressive. Im with fifthcolumn. Make him an offer or tell him its over.
DarthGonzo
i cant seem to understand young sturridge's stance on his contract, never played full 90 minutes and always seems to injured. i think this guy should note what colour the grass is at city, as am sure it is not gonna be greener anywhere else. if he cant force his way into city side then how does he expect to get into say, chelsea or villa side filled with talent, old or new!! apparently demanding 50k in wages, i think he should get off his high horse, prove he is even worth another contract i.e loyalty! and the fact he got a better chance at breaking through into city side on a full time basis than any other team.
dopeeze
i cant seem to understand young sturridge's stance on his contract, never played full 90 minutes and always seems to injured. i think this guy should note what colour the grass is at city, as am sure it is not gonna be greener anywhere else. if he cant force his way into city side then how does he expect to get into say, chelsea or villa side filled with talent, old or new!! apparently demanding 50k in wages, i think he should get off his high horse, prove he is even worth another contract i.e loyalty! and the fact he got a better chance at breaking through into city side on a full time basis than any other team.
dopeeze
fcb has said it all.....
Olebluey
fcb has said it all.....
Olebluey
He's stalling to see what comes his way .... make him sign now or let him go.
Doody
He's stalling to see what comes his way .... make him sign now or let him go.
Doody
sorry lads - he;s SW6 bound!
merlin
sorry lads - he;s SW6 bound!
merlin
Best of luck Merlin hope you enjoy paying 75k a week to see him injured for half a season and sat on a bench for the other half. You are welcome to him.
alphieblues
Best of luck Merlin hope you enjoy paying 75k a week to see him injured for half a season and sat on a bench for the other half. You are welcome to him.
alphieblues
If sturridge is unhappy with not starting many games at city, Perhaps he should stay injury-free, fit and play two good games on the trot. I havent seen much to suggest he would be a loss to city .And his current contract stance is dumb. Who would give a 19yr old 50k contract - who hasnt scored more than 5goals?!?!? Even brilliant swp at 19 wasnt making stupid demands, theres squad members at united, who have won medals - who arent earning 50k a week! if he joins chelsea, will he take drogbas place? anelkas place? - he cant even shift benjani, caceaido, evans, from city team. He should follow the example of nedum onuha - show maturity, be patient, improve your game and he will be richly rewarded at city. Sturridge has potential. I havent seen it put into performances though.
enzo city
If sturridge is unhappy with not starting many games at city, Perhaps he should stay injury-free, fit and play two good games on the trot. I havent seen much to suggest he would be a loss to city .And his current contract stance is dumb. Who would give a 19yr old 50k contract - who hasnt scored more than 5goals?!?!? Even brilliant swp at 19 wasnt making stupid demands, theres squad members at united, who have won medals - who arent earning 50k a week! if he joins chelsea, will he take drogbas place? anelkas place? - he cant even shift benjani, caceaido, evans, from city team. He should follow the example of nedum onuha - show maturity, be patient, improve your game and he will be richly rewarded at city. Sturridge has potential. I havent seen it put into performances though.
enzo city
Too big for his boots, I think he is waiting to see who comes in for him in the summer and if they are prepared to guarantee him first team football, which he wont get. I hope the lad settles down signs his contract which if he proves himself will get him the rewards if he shows us that he is not just full of wind and injury prone.
Buzz Lightyear
Too big for his boots, I think he is waiting to see who comes in for him in the summer and if they are prepared to guarantee him first team football, which he wont get. I hope the lad settles down signs his contract which if he proves himself will get him the rewards if he shows us that he is not just full of wind and injury prone.
Buzz Lightyear
We wont be scared to ditch him if that happens, alphie!
JT_daniel
We wont be scared to ditch him if that happens, alphie!
JT_daniel
 

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