Danny Drinkwater arrives in Istanbul to seal Chelsea mortgage exit
Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater has arrived in Turkey to seal a six-month mortgage change to Kasimpasa.
The 30-year-old did not seal a transfer away from Stamford Bridge through the summer season and spent the primary half of the season enjoying with Chelsea’s Underneath-23s, making headlines for getting concerned in a brawl with 16-year-old Tottenham midfielder Alfie Devine.
Chelsea are desperate to keep away from paying the whole thing of Drinkwater’s £100,000-a-week wages for the rest of the season and have been working tirelessly to seek out the Englishman a brand new house, and it appears like he could have discovered one in Turkey.
As first famous by Will Unwin, Drinkwater was given particular dispensation to go away the UK and fly to Turkey, and he has arrived in Istanbul to finalise a transfer to Kasimpasa.
Purpose’s Nizaar Kinsella provides that Chelsea have had no alternative however to conform to pay a portion of Drinkwater’s hefty wages to get the deal over the road, within the hope that he’ll show he can nonetheless take pleasure in make an affect at a top-flight group.
The 2 sides have achieved enterprise with each other prior to now. Chelsea despatched Nigerian centre-back Kenneth Omeruo on two separate loans to the Turkish facet, first in 2015/16 and once more in 2017/18, and his type in Turkey earned a everlasting transfer to Leganes in August 2019.
Chelsea are making an lively effort to attempt to trim down the variety of gamers on their books, with FIFA’s new mortgage guidelines set to drastically scale back the variety of gamers allowed out on mortgage.
The Blues began offloading undesirable gamers in the summertime and have continued their mission this month. Lucas Piazon was completely shipped off to Braga, and there might be extra loanees who discover themselves bought earlier than the window shuts.
Left-back Baba Rahman is in talks over a six-month mortgage transfer to show his health forward of a everlasting exit in the summertime, whereas Chelsea are additionally open to delivery out Marcos Alonso and Kepa Arrizabalaga to attempt to increase funds.
There isn’t any pressing want to lift cash, though Chelsea hope to be massive gamers in the summertime switch window, with West Ham’s Declan Rice their prime goal.
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