When Danny Drinkwater made his reunion in January with N’Golo Kante, many expected him to play a lot more. At £35m, the England international cost Chelsea a huge amount of money. However, he’s played more games as a sub than a starter and has generally failed to impress for the London outfit.
Now, according to The Daily Telegraph, the England midfielder already has his eyes on a summer exit from Stamford Bridge. A thoroughly awful time looks set to come to an end, with both club and player happy to call it quits after just six months.
With his FIFA World Cup chances dead due to poor playing time, Drinkwater is said to be deeply unsettled in London. With the coach who signed him, Antonio Conte, moving on in the summer, though, he might find respite under a new manager.
At the moment, though, all signs point to the England midfielder being back on the market and up for purchase in the near future. A lack of first-team action, and a lack of positive performances when given a chance could see him leave the club. Alongside fellow January signing Ross Barkley, there’s been a staggering lack of return on investment for the Blues.
With neither playing contributing yet, it would be no surprise to see their time at Cobham come to a rather rapid end. However, with Chelsea set to miss out on the UEFA Champions League at present, they may find more opportunities next season.