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Daniel Sturridge's contract with Trabzonspor is cut short just EIGHT MONTHS into a three-year deal.


Daniel Sturridge's contract with Trabzonspor has been terminated by mutual consent just eight months into his three-year deal, according to reports.


Sturridge moved to the Turkish side in the summer having been released by Liverpool at the end of last campaign and signed a contract with them until the summer of 2022.


But they have now moved to release him from that agreement, despite the striker featuring last week.


Sturridge played the first 55 minutes of their game against Besiktas, although he did not score but he has managed to bag seven goals in his 16 appearances for them this season, while also contributing four assists.


The former Chelsea and Manchester City man will not be able to sign for another side as a free agent right now unless they are in their transfer window.


He would therefore have to wait until the summer to move to another European team but the transfer window for Major League Soccer in the United States is open until May 5.


'The professional footballer contract signed between our company and our professional footballer Daniel Andre Sturridge, dated 21.08.2019 and ending 31.05.2021 has been mutually terminated,' a Trabzonspor statement read.


'In accordance with the termination agreement, the football player gave up all his forward-looking rights and receivables.'


Sturridge emerged through Manchester City's academy ranks, making his first-team debut in February 2007 as a 17-year-old.


But after just 32 appearances for City, he was signed by Chelsea in the summer of 2009 with his transfer fee of an initial £3.5million determined by a tribunal after the two clubs failed to agree.


Either side of a loan spell at Bolton Wanderers, Sturridge scored 24 goals in 96 outings for Chelsea and won the Premier League, two FA Cups and the Champions League.


Sturridge moved on to Liverpool in January 2013 for £12m after falling out of favour at Stamford Bridge, initially playing and scoring on a regular basis.


He slipped down the pecking order under Jurgen Klopp, mostly making appearances from the bench as Liverpool reached the Champions League final in 2018.


Sturridge did win the Champions League for a second time last season and left Anfield last summer having scored 67 goals in 160 games.


The striker has won 26 caps and scored eight goals for England, making the Three Lions squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and the 2016 European Championship.

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