Former Chelsea boss targets a reunion with a current midfielder from the club who has failed to impress Frank Lampard
Danny Drinkwater had completed his move to Chelsea in the summer of 2017, however, since then the former Leicester City superstar has barely featured for the Blues. Frequent injuries have ravaged his career that has seen him being sidelined for most fixtures and the England international has only managed to stay fit for 12 appearances for Chelsea in his two-year stay at the Stamford Bridge.
The midfielder has fallen down the pecking order and has failed to make it to the first team at the London side since his arrival.It has been a silent couple of years for the former Premier League champion. With the appointment of Maurizio Sarri back in 2018, the Blues midfielder failed to make a single appearance in the league that season. His only appearance came in a game against Manchester City in the 2018 FA Community Shield.
The former Foxes midfielder signed for Burnley on loan in August 2019. The loan move saw the Englishman make only a couple of appearances in the first half of the 2019/20 season. With personal problems taking a hit in his stagnant career, the Englishman was reported to have been attacked outside a nightclub which saw him miss two weeks of training as well. Danny Drinkwater’s career has plummeted over the years due to several reasons including a few issues in his personal life as well.
Burnley’s manager has confirmed that Drinkwater will return to Chelsea this season as the club has no intention of extending his loan stay at the Turf Moor. The former Foxes midfielder failed to settle in at Burnley as well and was loaned out within six months to Aston Villa in the winter transfer window.
After a poor start to life at Aston Villa, Drinkwater has returned to his parent club with just four appearances under his belt from Aston Villa. Frank Lampard has not involved the Englishman in his first-team plans and has made it evident that the club will hear offers for the midfielder.
Serie A club Sampdoria has shown interest for the midfielder as head coach Claudio Ranieri is open to reuniting with the former Foxes midfielder, according to Daily Mail. Sampdoria has not yet submitted an official bid for the player but it remains interesting to see whether Drinkwater is able to revitalize his stagnant career if he reunites with his old boss.
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