For a while, it seemed Daniel Sturridge had the football world at his feet. Now, with injuries having ravaged his career, the Liverpool striker is looking to kickstart his career with a move away from Anfield, reports the Daily Mirror.
The 28-year-old is returning to full fitness, although a slight hamstring tweak kept him out of the XI which faced Everton at the weekend. #
However, the England striker knows that Gareth Southgate demands his players feature regularly for their club sides and Sturridge is considering leaving to boost his chances of travelling to Russia with his country for the 2018 World Cup finals.
With Sadio Mane, Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino all firing goals in at will, Sturridge knows his chances of winning a place back in Jurgen Klopp’s starting line-up are remote.
While he was linked heavily with a move to Arsenal a couple of years ago, his escape route this time is to La Liga. Valencia, currently second behind Barcelona, are keen to explore their options but are involved in advanced talks with Everton over Sandro Ramirez.
It leaves the way open for Real Betis, out of Seville. The Verdiblancos want to bolster their squad to cement their place in the top flight, and challenge for the European places.