Former Liverpool and Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge has joined the Turkish top-flight side Trabzonspor on a three-year contract deal.

According to Sky Sport, it was understood that the free agent had been in a transfer negotiation with Trabzonspor and Besiktas as he scouted for a new club following his contract expiration at Anfield in June.

The England international joined Liverpool from Chelsea six years ago and made 160 appearances for the Reds with 67 goals during his time at Anfield.

He was part of Liverpool team that won the Champions League trophy last season in Madrid, but the club has released him in the summer window.

He played 18 Premier League matches for Liverpool during the 2018/19 season, but have never found the back of the net since September 2018.

He was banned from playing football in July after he was accused of breaching betting rules, he was guilty and got six-week ban plus a £75,000 fined, having to had completed his ban he’s free to play football again.

The 29-year-old lured lots of interest from across Europe, with Serie A side Atalanta and Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt both reportedly keen on signing him earlier in the summer transfer window.

Trabzonspor had also completed the season-long loan deal of Crystal Palace striker Alexander Sorloth earlier in the window.

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