Danny Drinkwater has returned to training with the rest of the Aston Villa team, according to the Daily Mail.
After Premier League clubs were given the green light to return to training in small groups by the UK Government and the Football Association, Villa’s players have been back preparing for a relegation battle. Sitting 19th in the league table as things stand, Dean Smith’s side will have to produce a good run of form to haul themselves out of the drop zone and avoid an instant return to the Championship.
Drinkwater, who arrived in the January transfer window on loan from Chelsea, may have been expected to become a key player for Villa, but troubling form and an alleged incident which involved teammate Jota, has prevented him from making a positive impact.
The Daily Mail report that the former Leicester City man and Jota appeared to be ‘amicable’ with each other after what was reported to be a brawl in training prior to the postponement of football.
Drinkwater’s loan deal is due to end on June 30 and it is not yet known if it will be extended in order for the midfielder to be available for the end of the season.
The former England’s international’s career has taken quite a nosedive since winning the Premier League title with Leicester and it is hard to disagree with the fact that his move to Chelsea did not work out as initially hoped.
It is unlikely that the 30-year-old will feature for Villa between now and the end of the season and where Drinkwater’s future lies past the summer is anyone’s guess.
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