Danny Drinkwater is arguably the worst transfer in Chelsea’s history.
The Blues paid £35 million to sign him from Leicester last year. He only started a handful of matches last season and he is yet to play a single minute under Maurizio Sarri.
Drinkwater is the club’s sixth most expensive signing. It will go down in history as a disaster. He is an average player, no more no less. His level was a mid-table side and yet Chelsea paid a huge sum for a player who will never be up to standard.
There is no chance that he breaks into Sarri’s team so at this point he is surplus to requirements.
Not only that but he is also on very high wages. The £90,000 a week he receives can be set aside for other purposes.
He is currently little more than an expensive squad filler. He is potentially taking valuable minutes from players such as Ethan Ampadu. Managers often tend to favour the experienced heads over youngsters either through caution or a feeling that they should justify the senior players’ salaries by playing them.
Fulham are supposedly interested in taking Drinkwater on loan in January. New boss Claudio Ranieri likes Drinkwater after he played a key midfield role during Leicester’s incredible title winning season.
This move makes sense, for Drinkwater, for Fulham and definitely for Chelsea.