Former Manchester City defender Micah Richards says his ex-club should have sign Daniel Sturridge as he believes the striker still has much to offer.
"It would have been easy for Daniel to walk away from the game, but he's still hungry," he wrote in his column for the BBC.
"He went to Turkey last year to get away from all of that talk about him being injury-prone and get some games under his belt, to show he can stay fit. He was doing well with Trabzonspor and was enjoying it before he got hit by a ban for breaching betting rules."
"When he plays football again it might be with another team abroad, but I can't help but think that there are several clubs in the Premier League who are missing a trick by not signing him. I would include City in that, just to fill in while Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus are injured. Even if he was half-fit, he would score goals in that side."
"At the moment it almost feels like people have forgotten how good he is, but Daniel still has time to remind them, and show everyone what he is really all about."