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Don’t Blame Daniel Sturridge For His Outrageous Contract Demands

He’s 19, has only started a handful of Premiership games, and wants £75,000-a-week. Catch Seventy7 is 22, about £15,000 in debt, but still doesn’t blame Daniel Sturridge for his actions….

Ireland & Sturridge: Close on the pitch, but Manchester City clearly value them miles apart

Ireland & Sturridge: Close on the pitch, but Manchester City clearly value them miles apart

In the pantheon of stories about footballer’s greed it may never rank at the top, but Daniel Sturridge’s recent contract demands with current club Manchester City have certainly raised a few eyebrows.

The 19-year-old striker, who has started just three league games for the Eastlands club this season, looks destined to leave the club after rejecting their final contract offer. According to reports, Sturridge turned down the club’s final offer of £45,000-a-week as it fell short of his £75,000 demands.

It should be patently obvious to anyone who watches football that Sturridge is not worthy of £45,000-a-week, let alone £75,000, at this stage in his career.  After all, Stephen Ireland — the club’s player of the year — is about to put pen to paper on a deal ‘only’ worth £65,000-a-week.

The temptation, because it is Manchester City, is to make sweeping generalisations about Sturridge’s intentions.

But his outrageous demands should not be simply written off as pure greed.

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May 24, 2009 Posted by | Sport, World Football | , , | Leave a comment