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Report: Danny Drinkwater set to leave Chelsea

Could a return to the King Power be in the cards for the former Fox?

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The Leicester Mercury published a report suggesting that Danny Drinkwater could be on his way out at Stamford Bridge after only a single year at the club. The former Manchester United man has found playing time hard to come by with the champions, starting only 5 league matches and making only 12 league appearances so far.

“Drinks,” as literally no one likes to call him contrary to what the Chelsea FC twitter account states, has struggled with injuries and has failed to benefit from the disastrous form of fellow midfielder Tiémoué Bakayoko. With the addition of Ross Barkley during the January window, it’s difficult to see how the former Leicester midfielder will get a run in the side. Having also lost his spot in the England side, a move this summer makes a great deal of sense.

After a disappointing season, there will be a massive clear-out at Stamford Bridge to finance an overhaul of the squad. The big question is: how much of a discount will Chelsea accept to offload Drinky? At the very end of last summer’s window, the Blues spent £35 million to bring Drinkwater into the fold.

The even-bigger question is: would you welcome him back after his transfer-day defection? I would, if the price were reasonable, say, £18m or so. But, I’m biased and want every great Leicester player back so I through this one to the readers. What do you think? Do you want to see Drinkwater line up for the Foxes again? Let us know!

Poll

Would you welcome Danny Drinkwater back to Leicester City?

This poll is closed

  • 13%
    Absolutely! No matter the price, we need him back.
    (12 votes)
  • 61%
    Yes, but only at a steep discount. Half of what Chelsea paid sounds about right.
    (57 votes)
  • 25%
    No. He burned that bridge when he left last summer.
    (23 votes)
92 votes total Vote Now