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Daniel Sturridge seals surprise move to Perth Glory to end 19-month exile

The 32-year-old Sturridge's contract with Trabzonspor was terminated in March of last year after he was given a four-month worldwide ban for breaching betting rules.

By: AP |
Updated: October 1, 2021 3:35:18 pm
Daniel Sturridge is a two-time UEFA Champions League and FA Cup winner. (Reuters)

Perth Glory have signed former Liverpool and England player Daniel Sturridge for the 2021-22 A-League season.

Sturridge is a two-time UEFA Champions League and FA Cup winner who scored 68 goals during a six-year spell at Liverpool and won a Premier League title with Chelsea. He was also part of England’s squad at both the 2014 World Cup and 2016 European Championships.

The 32-year-old striker’s contract with Turkish side Trabzonspor was terminated in March of last year after he was given a four-month worldwide ban for breaching betting rules.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity to try a new challenge,” Sturridge said in a Perth Glory statement. “When the opportunity came about, it felt like the right thing to do.”

The 2021-22 A-League season is scheduled to start in mid-November.

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