With five Premier League starts under his belt, Manchester City striker Daniel Sturridge is still trying to get used to the rough and tumble of the Premier League. Whilst his talent is unquestioned, his recent contract talks with City have forced boss Mark Hughes to question whether his talent is worth keeping around.
The news coming out yesterday was that Sturridge was set to sign a £45,000-a-week contract, making him the highest paid teen in English football. But things have changed since yesterday afternoon. Rumours are now coming out from numerous sources that he wants a ridiculous £65,000-a-week! That’s not sitting too well with Hughes.
“At the moment, we’re not even close to an agreement,” he said. “We’ve made it clear we feel, for the sake of the player, that this is the best place for him.
“Unfortunately, other things seem to be of more importance to the people around him, but we’re trying to make sure Daniel is here and not anywhere else.” (Sky Sports)
These young players today seem to have little or no respect for money. A £45,000-a-week offer from City is more than generous for a player of Sturridge’s calibre. But £65,000-a-week? Now that’s just plain wrong. Hopefully the two sides can come to an agreement, but from the looks of things, it doesn’t seem likely if the two sides are £20,000 apart.
What do City supporters think of this mess? Do you want Sturridge on your squad going forward?