Please don’t remind me of just how much Chelsea paid to secure the services of Danny Drinkwater, from Leicester City.
I know someone, somewhere, had the idea that reuniting Drinkwater with N’Golo Kante and recreating the midfield duo that drove Leicester City to a surprise Premier League title in 2015 / 2016 was the game-plan but it only ever stood a chance of happening if Drinkwater was given the chance to show what he can do, but he wasn’t was he?
Now, with Chelsea having brought in Jorginho and also looking, if the speculation is correct, to add Aaron Ramsey to the squad, Click Here, the future of Danny Drinkwater looks to be away from Stamford Bridge.
Today, the news source,
— Chelsea HQ (@Chelsea_HQ) July 28, 2018
Is inferring that Drinkwater has a variety of clubs to choose from if he is indeed shown the door, with Southampton, Crystal Palace and Leicester City getting honourable mentions.
Now whilst, in the article text above, I may have been critical of the Drinkwater signing, I would like to point out that in no way do I lay any of the blame for this debacle at Drinkwater’s feet. Like many a player, given the chance to shine for Chelsea, you’d naturally jump at it, wouldn’t you?
Drinkwater wasn’t to know, after putting pen-to-paper on what was probably a very lucrative contract, he’d see very little meaningful first-team action.
Whatever happens in the days before the transfer window closes, we wish Danny all the best, sometimes moves just don’t work out, do they!