Drinkwater joins Reading on mortgage


Danny Drinkwater has joined the Championship group Reading on a season-long mortgage from Chelsea.

The former Leicester midfielder has frolicked away from Stamford Bridge in numerous mortgage spells lately, as has been proven for Burnley, Aston Villa and Turkish Kasimpasa.

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We are happy to announce that Premier League winner and former England worldwide Danny Drinkwater is becoming a member of the Royals on a season-long mortgage from Chelsea. Welcome aboard, Danny! #DannyKickIt | # Royals150

– Reading FC (@ReadingFC) August 30, 2021

A brand new switch to the Royals has now been confirmed, with head coach Veljko Paunovic telling the membership’s web site: “Danny’s talent and ability are undoubtedly and bringing a player of his caliber to our club is extremely exciting.

“A confirmed winner, he’s a participant whose achievements on the pitch can encourage these round him and assist drive this membership ahead from midfield. We are very glad to welcome him to Reading. ”

Drinkwater joins one other Chelsea borrower, Baba Rahman, at Madejski Stadium. His contract expires in 2022 and he’ll hardly be supplied new phrases, so this mortgage interval ought to give him the chance to entice some potential suitors for a everlasting deal someplace.

His performances with Leicester had been distinctive and fashioned an excellent midfield partnership with N’Golo Kante once they gained the Premier League title in 2015/16. His star marketing campaign noticed him restricted internationally with England in 2016, though he has not been referred to as since. He was named within the Three Lions preliminary squad for Euro 2016, however was not a part of the remaining squad.

He spent one other season with Leicester after that title, ten occasions throughout his 2016/17 Champions League promotion, and left when Chelsea paid Foxes £ 35m late within the summer time switch window.

The 31-year-old was used sparingly throughout his debut season in London and solely made an look the next season beneath Maurizio Sarri, who got here in Community Shield.

Drinkwater made simply 5 Premier League appearances collectively throughout his mortgage spells with Burnley and Aston Villa.

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