I just posted the lunchtime round up.
Lunchtime Round up: Here is a collection of stories in the mainstream media. https://t.co/TbwkcsUb2i
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What do you think about Sturridge becoming a target? I for one think that if he is available, willing to come, and it makes sense financially, we should go all out to get him! Proven goalscorer, will eat up all those chances created from our gifted midfield.
He’d be a definite upgrade on what we have right now, and would be a player Payet could link up with really well. I just don’t see us getting him right now. If we hit some form going into January and he’s not getting game time at Liverpool, we could POSSIBLY swing it. I just hope he doesn’t hit a bad run of injuries like the last striker we signed from Liverpool…
His injury record is my main concern. That and the elevated prices in the January window.
Another thought, we often leave a striker isolated for long periods in a game. Doesn’t really matter how good they are, if there is such a large distance between them and the midfield, the striker will always find it difficult.
He is a brilliant player and Im sure he would thrive with Payet and Lanzini feeding him. Only problem for me is his injury record.
He has had a history of knee trouble is that right?
I have no idea what his injuries are exactly. If he can manage to stay fit he has to be a target though. But is it wise to potentially sell Carroll and get Sturridge as his replacement?
I think he would replace Zaza. If he doesn’t bang in a hat trick against Spurs I really can’t see his deal being made permanent.
Carroll leaving is an interesting thought though. As much as I love to see him play, you simply can’t rely on him staying fit.
Agreed. As good as he is when he plays he is just too unreliable. I think if a Chinese club came in with £15-20m for him in Jan we would be silly not to sell.
If we do go for him, I think we should make his contract mainly appearance-based because of his injury problems. He knows where the goal is and will definitely score goals, he just needs to keep injury-free for as long as possible.
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