Manchester City - Chelsea Set To Snap Up Sturridge
UK time is: 18:13:09
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

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.



The journalist

Writer: Blue Lad Scragg  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday June 4 2009

Time: 10:50AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Hey BLS - should this not read 'Chelsea Ready to Snap up the new 'Berti'?
Thaibluefan
Report Abuse
04/06/2009 11:33:00

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
Report Abuse
04/06/2009 12:26:00

Ah well... good you greedy get!
mcfcthriller
Report Abuse
04/06/2009 12:29:00

Keep him. We dont need him.
JT_daniel
Report Abuse
04/06/2009 13:08:00

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
Report Abuse
04/06/2009 18:10:00

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
Report Abuse
08/06/2009 09:35:00

Are Chelsea having second thoughts? This has gone very quiet since.
Sindbad
Report Abuse
19/06/2009 15:19:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester City Articles

Pellegrini Voted Mourinho (Sunday May 24 2015)

City v Southampton - Preview (Saturday May 23 2015)

City Announce Post Season Squad (Saturday May 23 2015)

Pellegrini On Southampton (Friday May 22 2015)

Duo In England Squad (Friday May 22 2015)

Archived Manchester City Articles

List All VMC Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Johnny Baguette 433
2. Bluedub 228
3. Skoorb 160
4. Buzz Lightyear 153
5. citizhun 135
6. Colin Is The King 122
7. OziMan 111
8. CITYBOY1000 103
9. kennyclementstache 96
10. johnkelv 71

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Man City 2 - 0 Southampton
Swansea 2 - 4 Man City
Man City 6 - 0 Q.P.R.
Spurs 0 - 1 Man City
Man City 3 - 2 Aston Villa
Man City 2 - 0 West Ham

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 38 26 9 3 +41 87
2. Man City 38 24 7 7 +45 79
3. Arsenal 38 22 9 7 +35 75
4. Man Utd 38 20 10 8 +25 70
5. Spurs 38 19 7 12 +5 64
6. Liverpool 38 18 8 12 +4 62
7. Southampton 38 18 6 14 +21 60

Breaking League News

Man Utd : 24/05/2015 17:49:01
Relegation Confirmed
Hull City : 24/05/2015 17:40:00
Chelsea : 24/05/2015 17:34:01
Everton : 24/05/2015 17:25:01
Allardyce on Leaving West Ham
West Ham : 24/05/2015 17:23:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Which Was Your Favourite Win From City's 18 Point Bagging Run-in?
Suggested By:  Shaun Gloater
West Ham 2-0 0%
Villa 3-2 0%
Spurs 0-1 100%
QPR 6-0 0%
Swansea 2-4 0%
Southampton 2-0 0%