Danny Drinkwater’s move to Chelsea from Leicester City has not worked out as planned. Therefore, it would be the right move to offload him just a year into his time at Stamford Bridge.
The 28-year-old is a talented central midfielder who was picked for England when at Leicester. But it hasn’t worked out for him yet in London and it doesn’t look like changing anytime soon.
He has a great range of passing and a decent work-rate in the centre of the park. However, competition for places is likely to see him play a fringe role in the upcoming campaign once again.
Manager Maurizio Sarri may be best offloading him as he has a plethora of options in midfield.
According to TEAMtalk, Leicester want to re-sign Drinkwater this summer after he made just 22 appearances in all competitions last season for Chelsea.
The report details that Leicester are happy to loan him for the season with a view to a permanent deal next summer.
However, Premier League teams Southampton, Newcastle and Crystal Palace have also all enquired for Drinkwater.
Chelsea do look set to take a significant hit on the reported £35million fee they paid for Drinkwater last summer, but can still earn decent cash from his sale and offloading now while he is in-demand does make sense for all parties involved.
Drinkwater could also get his career back on track elsewhere and will hope he can rediscover the form he showed in Leicester’s Premier League title winning season.