Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has moved quickly to shut down any rumours over a potential deal to bring former Liverpool striker, Daniel Sturridge, to the club.
The 31-year-old had been touted this weekend as a potential signing, with the Daily Mail claiming both the Blades and Aston Villa had discussed the possibility of signing Sturridge.
However, speaking following yesterday’s loss to Leeds United, Wilder bluntly address the rumour with a typically blunt and to the point answer.
“No. He’s not a player that is of interest to us”, Wilder said, shaking his head while the question was being asked.
That would appear, then, to firmly put to bed any sort of talk about the former England man.
Sturridge has been plying his trade over in Turkey with Trabzonspor, but is now a free-agent and looking for a move back to England after admitting he has ‘unfinished business’ in the PL.
However, he won’t be finishing his business at Bramall Lane, it seems.
Not surprising, this was always a bit of a stretch
Out of all the names, this one was always going to be one that was in the unlikely column for Chris Wilder.
For one, he’s now 31 and would only be coming on a short-term deal to the club if he did. Secondly, he just isn’t the player we saw at Liverpool alongside Suarez and Sterling. That’s not to say he isn’t still a good player but it is to say he doesn’t quite have the same in the tank now.
Wilder is as honest as ever here. We move on. This is a big week for the club so Wilder will be hoping that his board can get a number of deals over the line.