Kasimpasa has confirmed the signing of Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater on loan until the end of the season.
Drinkwater, who hasn’t played for Chelsea since the 2018 Community Shield, had spent the past six months in the Blues’ reserves after failing to seal a move last summer.
Finding a new home was one of Chelsea’s priorities for the winter window, and Kasimpasa took to his official website to confirm that the 30-year-old had put pen to paper on a six-month loan deal with the Turkish part.
Chelsea are reportedly subsidizing part of Drinkwater’s £ 100,000-a-week salary, with hopes that he can prove himself and earn a permanent departure from the club at the end of the season.
The recent borrowings with Burnley and Aston Villa, with whom he made six combined appearances in all competitions during the 2019/20 season, did not go as planned, with Drinkwater battling injuries and issues out of the game. field that limited his minutes.
Kasimpasa, whose squad also includes former Huddersfield man Florent Hadergjonaj and Brentford Loanee Julian Jeanvier, finds himself at the bottom of the league in Turkey, and they have been busy this month trying to strengthen their squad.
Drinkwater is arguably the most prominent addition, and if he can stay in shape, he will play a key role in the team’s battle for survival.
When he returns to Chelsea this summer, questions will need to be asked about Drinkwater’s future. He remains under contract until 2022 and clearly has no future at Stamford Bridge, so club officials will already be on the lookout for potential buyers.
His huge salaries have made finding a buyer an impossible task in recent years, but if he can prove himself during his time in Turkey, the hope is that Chelsea will recoup some of the £ 35m they passed to sign it in 2017.
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