Danny Drinkwater has broken his silence over his unsuccessful move to Chelsea.
The England international moved to Stamford Bridge from Leicester in 2017 for a fee of £35m. Since his debut, he has played just 23 matches across all competitions but his last appearance in blue was back in 2018 (via Transfermarkt).
Should Chelsea give Danny Drinkwater another chance?
Drinkwater has certainly become a forgotten member of the west London club and he recently shed light on his Chelsea struggles.
“Look, I know my Chelsea move hasn’t worked out how anybody would have wanted and I’ve made mistakes, but it’s not as simple as me just not playing football or picking up a wage,” the 30-year-old told The Telegraph.
“Money doesn’t solve anything. The pay cheque doesn’t really help at all, you don’t even think about money.”
In the current Chelsea roster, Drinkwater is one of the club’s highest earners. He is currently on a wage of £100,000 per week, which is considerably more than the likes of Mason Mount and Cesar Azpilicueta (via Spotrac).
With Mount establishing himself as one of Chelsea’s most talented midfielders, along with new signing Kai Havertz, the team has well and truly moved on without Drinkwater.
There has been no recent talks of any move away from Stamford Bridge, but it’s highly unlikely that Frank Lampard will decide to give the Blues castaway a chance in his team.
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