Roberto Mancini keen on bring Stamford Bridge youngster back to the Etihad Stadium.
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MANCHESTER CITY READY IF DANIEL STURRIDGE QUITS CHELSEA
DANIEL STURRIDGE’S future at Chelsea is in increasing doubt as a result of the European champions’ early transfer business.
Sturridge, 22 lost his place in the starting line-up last season and his chances of regaining it have not been helped by the signings of German ace Marko Marin and now Belgium star Eden Hazard.
As he also failed to make England’s squad for Euro 2012, it’s believed that Sturridge is considering his options.
If Sturridge decides he has to move on, Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini will sit up and take note.
As reported previously in this column, the Italian coach was dismayed that Sturridge was allowed to leave City for Chelsea before his arrival at the club.
SOURCE: Daily Star
This source rightly points out that the arrival of Marko Marin, Eden Hazard, and possible Hulk, could severely restrict Daniel Sturridge’s hopes of securing regular first team football at Stamford Bridge and perhaps then a move back to Man City may be of interest to the England international.
Former Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas offered Sturridge a strong run in the first team, albeit in a wide role rather than his usual striking role, but interim boss Roberto Di Matteo was less keen on using the youngster all that often and perhaps a new boss would be even less likely to trust to youth.
The 22 year old failed to make Roy Hodgson’s Euro 2012 squad despite the fact that he performed consistently last term, finishing joint top Premier League scorer for his West London side and racking up a total of 13 goals and seven assists in all competitions last term.
Though Mancini may be interested one does wonder quite where the Birmingham born forward would fit into the Premier League title winners attacking third. Given that Sergio Aguero is a firm first choice and the likes of Mario Balotelli, Edin Dzeko and Carlos Tevez are all fighting for the support spot, could Sturridge really force his way into Man City’s starting eleven?