My fellow soccer fans, please let me know if I am wrong for thinking that 12 million pounds for Daniel Sturridge is pure British Player Tax — not to the extreme that Dalglish heaped on Charlie Adam, Stewart Downing, Jordan Henderson, and Andy Carroll, but still BPT nonetheless.
Chelsea are utterly bereft of striking skill. Surely if Sturridge had shown anything that demanded he be played in front of Fernando Torres, he would have done so already. He is certainly a young talent and useful, but am I wrong in thinking he is not 12 million pounds useful? Or is this what Liverpool have to pay at a minimum in order to ease the striker burden?
(via Chelsea poised to sell Daniel Sturridge to Liverpool in January | Football | The Guardian)