According to a report from Football.London, West Ham could make a summer swoop for Daniel Sturridge.

The former Liverpool man will be available on a free transfer when his footballing ban expires in June.

The 30-year-old was released by Turkish club Trabzonspor earlier this year.

West Ham will surely be on the look-out for a new striker when the summer transfer window opens.

Trabzonspor vs Buyuksehir Belediye Erzurumspor: Ziraat Turkish Cup

Daniel Sturridge (Photo by Hakan Burak Altunoz/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Sebastien Haller and Albian Ajeti have failed to impress since joining the Hammers in the summer of 2019.

And Football.London claims that Champions League winner Sturridge could be an option for the east London outfit.

 

The former Liverpool man has experienced terrible problems with injuries over the past five years or so.

Trabzonspor vs Buyuksehir Belediye Erzurumspor: Ziraat Turkish Cup

Daniel Sturridge (Photo by Hakan Burak Altunoz/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

But he does possess an impressive goalscoring record, with 118 goals in 328 games to his name throughout his career thus far (Transfermarkt).

He is not a very mobile striker, however, so it could be argued that he is not the man West Ham should be targeting.

Trabzonspor v Basel: UEFA Europa League

Daniel Sturridge (Photo by Hakan Burak Altunoz/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

It is obviously a rumour in its very early stages, however. There is still a high chance that the Hammers will not make a move for Sturridge.

Football.London claims that West Ham will face plenty of competition from other Premier League clubs if they do in fact make a move for the 26-capped England international.

Perhaps this is a rumour that should go in the transfer bin…for now at least.

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