15/07/2021; 11:25 AM By : Steven D. Thompson
After 15 months without a club, former Manchester City striker Daniel Sturridge has been invited for a trial with Real Mallorca. The 31-year old was handed a four-month ban which prevented him from joining a new team after violating FA betting rules.
The Spanish Club, who got promoted to La Liga at the end of last season, announced the news of Sturridge’s trial invitation on their website.
“RCD Mallorca has extended an invitation for Daniel Sturridge (Birmingham, England, 1989) to participate from tomorrow, July 14, in the training sessions of the club’s first team as part of its preparation process,” the club wrote on its website.
The success or failure of Sturridge’s invitation will determine his future with the Spanish club. The 31-year-old has been working hard to get himself back to full fitness for next season. He often posts videos of himself working out on his Instagram page.
Sturridge was fined £75,000 by an independent commission and was banned for six weeks for allegedly disclosing inside betting information on his transfer negotiation to his family.
The worldwide ban was increased to four months in March 2020, and as a result, he was unable to sign a contract with any club during the 2020/2021 football season.
The evidence placed before the investigators by Sturridge during the original investigation showed that he had provided his brother with inside betting information regarding a loan move to Sevilla in January 2020. Bookmakers would lost an estimated £300,000 if his family members had gone through with the bet
The former Liverpool striker faced 11 charges during the case, nine of which concerned alleged breaches of the inside information rule. The nine charges were dismissed by the independent commission, who found The English international guilty of the other charges.