Midfielder Drinkwater announces delight after completing very late deadline day Chelsea deal
Danny Drinkwater has admitted his delight after leaving Chelsea for Burnley on a loan deal on deadline day.
Drinkwater, a Premier League winner with Leicester in 2016, did not play a single minute of competitive football for Chelsea last season, with former boss Maurizio Sarri believing that he was not good enough to be included in his side last season.
And that has led to speculation in the media which has suggested that Drinkwater would be allowed to leave the club this summer, with a host of Premier League clubs reportedly interested in trying to get a deal wrapped up, but no one seemed to make a firm move.
And the midfielder looked set to stay at the club and continue to stay on the Chelsea bench, as Frank Lampard was seemingly not interested in handing him a fresh chance at the club, despite admitting that everyone has a second chance this coming season.
But as the transfer window drew to a close, Burnley came calling and offered Drinkwater an escape route away from Chelsea and his nightmare few seasons with the club, something that Drinkwater is very happy with.
‘There’s no better way of describing it and I am looking forward to cracking on,’ he said on the club website.
‘It feels good to be home and now I just want to concentrate on my football.
‘From the people I’ve met so far, this feels like a nice family club with down to earth people and staff, and that helps. ‘When you are happy, that’s when you take it onto the field and play your best football.
Drinkwater was a top-class Premier League player during his time at Leicester and for some strange reason he has not been able to be a top-class player at Chelsea. But a move away from the club was the best thing for him and Chelsea, as it was not healthy holding onto a player that was clearly not happy keeping the bench warn on a weekly basis.
Not Drinkwater can start to reignite his once promising career,
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