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​Ex-Crystal Palace chief slams 'player problem' Sturridge

Former Crystal Palace chief Simon Jordan has hit out at Daniel Sturridge.

The former Palace chairman did not hold back when he spoke about Sturridge and his problem personality.

Jordan believes it is the reason why the former England striker is without a club.

Sturridge is out of contract since leaving Liverpool at the end of last season.

Jordan said to reporters: "No [I would not sign Sturridge on a free]. Not in any parallel universe would I sign Sturridge. Not for me.

"I wouldn't even give him a pay as you play deal. I wouldn't want Sturridge in my dressing room or at my training ground around younger players.

"I think the conventional wisdom in the game is that Daniel Sturridge is a troubled, problem player.

"He's a very, very, very talented footballer but he's a divisive influence. Jurgen Klopp has never had him since day one he arrived at Liverpool.

"[This is] an industry that will take some of the worst people at times, and has no care or concern for how people are and what kind of individuals they are – whether that's owners, managers or players...

"The fact nobody wants Sturridge will give you clear indication the industry has a certain perception of him.

"He's one of those players who plays entirely for himself. He is, in my view, all about himself."

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