Vital Football

Latest Manchester City News

Chelsea Set To Snap Up Sturridge

Chelsea Set To Snap Up Sturridge


Manchester City fan and new blogger, Blue Lad Scragg sent us the following article.

From what I understand, our extremely promising youngster Daniel Sturridge, who in my opinion is rated as one of the best young English talents in the game is on the verge of moving to Chelsea. By all accounts the Stamford Bridge club offered the 19-year-old centre-forward a deal he simply couldn't afford to dismiss - £55,000 a week contract, more than Mark Hughes was ever prepared to pay.

Background

Sturridge became restless when his demand of a ridiculous £75,000-a-week was turned down by the Eastlands hierarchy, baring in mind he's only started ten games last season.

He is obviously a brilliant talent and could turn himself into one of England's top strikers, but only if he concentrates on his game and not the pound signs.

It appears Sturridge is going down the road of other silly and greedy youngsters, who throw away their talent due to idiotic misjudgement. It seems to me that Sturridge has bad advisors who are driven by money and greed.

The future

Sturridge though will have a virtual impossible task nailing down a first-team place especially when they have goal scorers the callable of Anelka, Drogba, Shevchenko (returning from Milan). I say good luck there lad!

The gaffer

Here is what Mark Hughes told Sky Sports on the very subject...

'We have offered Daniel a deal that we think is at the level he should be at. He is in a strong position because he is in the last year of his contract.'

'He is keeping his options open, which he has done for quite some time, we just have to wait and see. Obviously I have made my intentions very clear to him I would like him to stay but it may be out of our hands.'


To visit Blue Lad Scragg's blog, click here.



Writer:Blue Lad Scragg
Date:Thursday June 4 2009
Time: 10:50AM

Comments

0
Hey BLS - should this not read 'Chelsea Ready to Snap up the new 'Berti'?
Thaibluefan
04/06/2009 11:33:00
0
Good riddance. Hes proved nothing to suggest he would be a loss to city. He will be 4/5th choice striker at chelsea (when fit, which isnt often) Then he will loaned out to burnley or division 1 team. He would be btter of joining stoke and playing every week.
enzo city
04/06/2009 12:26:00
0
Ah well... good you greedy get!
mcfcthriller
04/06/2009 12:29:00
0
Keep him. We dont need him.
JT_daniel
04/06/2009 13:08:00
0
It's a shame in many ways. I think the Academy contracts should be beefed up to protect the club and the graduates. 6-year contracts are signed at Arsenal, why not the same here?
Sindbad
04/06/2009 18:10:00
0
It is a shame if/when he goes but it is the clubs fault for not tieing him down to a longer contract earlier.
kennyclementstache
08/06/2009 09:35:00
0
Are Chelsea having second thoughts? This has gone very quiet since.
Sindbad
19/06/2009 15:19:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester City Articles

Premier League Team Of The Season So Far (25/3/17)

The Team of the Season so far based on statistical scoring points has now been released.

A Premier League Brexit Breakdown

The numbers have been crunched from the Brexit vote and details have now been given for each local authority to provide an 'idea' of how fans of each Premier...

Premier League's Last 20 Goal A Season Scorers

Every club in the Premier League aspires to unearth, develop or sign a guaranteed 20 goals a season kind of striker but they are always in short supply.

Whose Your Clubs' Lucky Scoring Omen?

Some clubs in the Premier League just seem to have a player with lady luck on their side and when they score in a game, that match always returns at least a point.

Archived VMC Articles

VMC articles from

Site Journalists

Tudor (VMC Editor)
Editor email
Profile
Johnny Baguette
no email
Profile
Pedmachine
no email
Profile
Skoorb
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

I am viewing VMC from...?
Suggested By: Tudor
United Kingdom38%
Republic of Ireland0%
North America0%
South America0%
Asia0%
Africa12%
Europe25%
Australia / New Zealand 25%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 28 22 3 3 69 38
2 Spurs 28 17 8 3 59 34
3 Man City 28 17 6 5 57 24
4 Liverpool 29 16 8 5 56 25
5 Man Utd 27 14 10 3 52 19
6 Arsenal 27 15 5 7 50 22
7 Everton 29 14 8 7 50 21
8 WBA 29 12 7 10 43 1
9 Stoke 29 9 9 11 36 -9
10 Southampton 27 9 6 12 33 -3
11 AFC Bournemouth 29 9 6 14 33 -12
12 West Ham 29 9 6 14 33 -12
13 Burnley 29 9 5 15 32 -11
14 Watford 28 8 7 13 31 -15
15 Leicester City 28 8 6 14 30 -14
16 Crystal Palace 28 8 4 16 28 -10
17 Swansea 29 8 3 18 27 -27
18 Hull City 29 6 6 17 24 -32
19 Middlesbrough 28 4 10 14 22 -13
20 Sunderland 28 5 5 18 20 -26
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Manchester City Results (view all)

Manchester City Fixtures (view all)

Apr 2 2017 4:00PM : Arsenal (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 5 2017 8:00PM : Chelsea (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Hull City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 15 2017 5:30PM : Southampton (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 22 2017 12:30PM : West Bromwich Albion (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 23 2017 3:00PM : Arsenal (a)
FA Cup

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Buzz Lightyear707
2.Johnny Baguette610
3.Skoorb349
4.Rising147
5.kennyclementstache131
6.johnkelv124
7.Tudor121
8.Colin Is The King102
9.citizhun79
10.Bluedub72
The Vital Football Members League