New boss Andre Villas-Boas believes that Daniel Sturridge is player with an exciting career ahead of him at the Bridge but his short-term future is unsure.
Having only taken control last month, Villa-Boas plans to use the pre-season tour of Asia as an opportunity to have a close look at the squad.
As it stands, he is unsure whether to send Sturridge out on loan again, whilst it will provide the player with much needed first-team action but he could be needed at the Bridge.
Villas-Boas admitted: “Daniel is a very, very interesting player with a tremendous future, the individual is highly regarded by myself.
Before following up with: “I have 15 days in Asia to make the best decision and I need those four games to continue to assess.
“When we get back from Asia we have a week running into the Rangers game and I think from then on a decision will have to be taken to be ready for the first game of the season.” He acknowledged.
Whilst it is still early days for the Portuguese manager, he is clearly a thinking man who wants to ensure that he gets everything correct.