Some big news in the last few moments, with the Times George Caulkin and the Chronicle’s Lee Ryder confirming that Newcastle are now hoping to tie up a loan deal to sign Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge until the end of the season.
The Times state that ‘the final details on a temporary switch from Liverpool are in the process of being thrashed out’, with Rafa Benitez having made a move to sign the out of favour Liverpool striker after the club failed to meet Feyenoord’s £20m asking price for Nicolai Jorgensen.
It has also been revealed by Caulkin that we could be set to pay a £1.5 million loan fee as well as £120,000 per week to cover the 28-year-old’s wages for the the remainder of the season.
The attraction for both parties is obvious: a proven striker capable of scoring the goals which keep Newcastle up and the regular football which could push the player towards a World Cup place.
— George Caulkin (@CaulkinTheTimes) January 29, 2018
A potential deal would see us beat the likes of West Bromwich Albion and West Ham United to his signature (say the Times), with
The key, of course, will be keeping Sturridge fit if this one was to be finalised before Wednesday’s deadline, however he does seem to represent the highest quality option we’ve been looking at this winter. Keep him fit and I believe he has the firepower to fire us to safety.
#nufc trying to tie deal up for Daniel Sturridge on loan
— Lee Ryder (@lee_ryder) January 29, 2018
So #nufc back in for Daniel Sturridge. Looked at him earlier in the window but finance seemed to rule it out. If they do this, huge statement of intent. ?
— Mark Douglas (@MsiDouglas) January 29, 2018