Departing Danny Drinkwater calls Chelsea stint ‘business move gone wrong’
Drinkwater’s loan stint at Reading finished last week, and the 32-year-old has now announced his official Chelsea departure too.
The one-time England midfielder joined the Blues from Leicester for £35million in 2017 but failed to make any telling impact at Stamford Bridge.
From injury gluts to off-field troubles, Drinkwater never managed to warm to his west London task.
The former Manchester United trainee helped Leicester win the league in 2015 but now finds himself a free agent,
“My time at Chelsea has come to an end, actually feels really strange writing this,” Drinkwater posted on Instagram.
The club and the fans are hugely disappointed there is no doubt about that.
Football's a fantastic sport but this for both parties was a business move gone wrong
Injuries, how I have been treated, mistakes I have made, issues off the pitch, lack of game time
“Football’s a fantastic sport but this for both parties was a business move gone wrong, it’s as black and white as that.
“To the Chelsea fans I apologise for how this has turned out.
Drinkwater was banned from driving for 20 months in 2019 after a crash when over the drink-drive limit.