TEAMtalk are reporting today in an exclusive that Newcastle may have an interest in signing Danny Drinkwater, who moved to Chelsea from Leicester City last summer for a massive £35M on a five-year deal.
But he played only 22 times for Chelsea last season and seems to have no place in the future plans of new manager Maurizio Sarri
His former club Leicester City seem to be the favorites to sign Drinkwater maybe on loan for the season but – not surprisingly – they are unwilling to pay anywhere near £35M to get him back.
The Foxes are said to be willing to pay £20M for him on what could be a season loan with an option to buy next summer.
Danny Drinkwater – Newcastle interested?
Like some players who move to Chelsea, they don’t get the playing time they need and often want to move on fairly quickly.
The TEAMtalk article says that Newcastle are interested in the player, but even at £20M, there seems no way that Newcastle would be willing to pay that for the 28-year-old.
Especially when we brought in central midfielder Ki Sung-yueng as a free agent this summer.
Maybe a loan deal for the season – but that would be it.
Drinkwater is a good player, but we would be surprised if he arrives at Newcastle this summer.
With the money Newcastle get for Aleksandar Mitrovic (£22M) Rafa will be bringing in at least one new striker – and it looks like it will be Salomon Rondon of West Brom.
And we may have to bring in another center-back to cover for the injured Florian Lejeune – who is likely to miss most of the season with his severe ACL knee injury.
What do you think?