Daniel Sturridge Completes Trabzonspor Transfer After Leaving Liverpool As Free Agent

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 07: Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Liverpool at Molineux on January 7, 2019 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Daniel Sturridge has joined Trabzonspor on a three-year deal the Super Lig outfit revealed today.

The Black Sea based side confirmed the three-year transfer on the official club website and shared a tweet displaying Sturridge wearing club colors.

The England international joins Trabzonspor as a free agent after being released by Liverpool at the end of last season following a six-year stint during which he scored 67 goals in 160 appearances.

Sturridge began his career at Manchester City before joining Chelsea in 2009.

The 29-year-old was banned from playing football for a fortnight and fined £75,000 after being found guilty of breaching betting rules.

Sturridge was actually given a six-week ban but four of them were suspended and he was free to return to playing football again on 31 July.

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The experienced striker will join Crystal Palace loanee Alexander Sorloth upfront. The Norway international has scored three goals in his first three games for the Black Sea based side.

Additionally, former Chelsea star John Obi Mikel is also a Trabzonspor player.

The Super Lig side take on AEK Athens in the Europa League play-off round on Thursday but Sturridge will not be able to play as he has not been registered in time.