Loads of Crystal Palace fans on Twitter have urged their club to sign free-agent Daniel Sturridge following their deadline day disappointment.
Coming into Thursday it looked as though the Eagles could sign a right-back and a striker to complete their summer business, with Kyle Walker-Peters, Fedor Chalov and Jean-Kevin Augustin among those heavily linked with a move to Selhurst Park.
However, manager Roy Hodgson confirmed 90 minutes prior to the window slamming shut that there would be no more incomings, and that Wilfried Zaha would be staying after he handed in a transfer request earlier this week.
The news left many Eagles supporters fuming – with some taking personal aim at sporting director Dougie Freedman and owner Steve Parish – as they now have Joel Ward and Martin Kelly fighting for the right-back spot, and Christian Benteke and Connor Wickham as their only out-and-out centre-forward options.
While Palace can no longer sign any players on loan or permanently until January, they can still bring in those who are currently unattached, including former Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge.
That is the name on the lips of many of the Selhurst Park faithful on Twitter as you can see below, and why not seeing as he has 77 Premier League goals in 218 top flight appearances to his name.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
We HAVE to get Daniel Sturridge in, in the next week. #cpfc
— Mark Pratt (@MarkyP7) August 8, 2019
Got to the stage where I would probably take a punt on Sturridge! #CPFC
— Christopher Bray (@b12ay) August 8, 2019
Gotta go for Sturridge surely at least? #CPFC
— Sakhodinho (@testiclecontrol) August 8, 2019
Daniel Sturridge still without a club I’d take him now #cpfc
— Mandy morgan (@mandyswagsta) August 8, 2019
Sign Daniel Sturridge on a free !! #cpfc ?
— Andy David Latter (@andylatts) August 8, 2019
Sign Sturridge on a free
— Will?? (@Will_cons) August 8, 2019
Sturridge pay as you play contract? https://t.co/Iziht0qe33
— Joe? (@joe_cpfc_01) August 8, 2019
Yes we lost Michy and AWB but teams still together, sometimes a bit of continuity can be good for a squad. Spurs last season, Liverpool this season. We go again the Palace way. Not happy with it but its our only option… Would still ? go for Sturridge
— Christian (@ChristianEagle0) August 9, 2019
Despite the injury concerns, i’d sign Sturridge in a heartbeat
— Fraser McMillan (@MajorLongDong) August 8, 2019