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Confirmed Transfer Drinkwater to Chelsea

Discussion in 'Leicester City' started by Jeff, Sep 1, 2017.

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  1. Jeff

    Jeff Administrator Staff Member

    Danny Drinkwater Departs For Chelsea
    Leicester City Football Club has agreed a deal for the transfer of midfielder Danny Drinkwater to Chelsea for a Club-record fee.
    - Danny Drinkwater signs for Chelsea for LCFC record fee
    - The midfielder played a total of 217 times for Leicester City since signing from Manchester United in 2012
    - He lifted the Premier League and Championship trophies as a Leicester City player

    The popular 27-year-old joined the Foxes from Manchester United in January 2012 and went on to make 217 appearances for the Club in a period that saw him play key roles both Championship and Premier League-winning campaigns.

    Leicester City wishes to express its gratitude to Danny for his contribution to the team’s achievements over the past five years, as he leaves with the best wishes of everyone at the Football Club.

  2. londonfox

    londonfox Well-Known Member

    Let's hope this is a bad news / good news situation and Silva's signing will be announced imminently
  3. Jeff

    Jeff Administrator Staff Member

  4. londonfox

    londonfox Well-Known Member

    Heard a Chelsea fan say the other day that he will be the new Scott Parker. Have a feeling he might be right.
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  5. Miles Away

    Miles Away Well-Known Member

    Off you go then mate. Hope you get over that debilitating injury you've been carrying.

    Never did warm to drinky.
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  6. Jeff

    Jeff Administrator Staff Member

    The fee is being reported as £35 million.
  7. londonfox

    londonfox Well-Known Member

    Oh I'm sure he'll be fit for our next game.
  8. FryattFox

    FryattFox Well-Known Member

    I think he's just left.
  9. londonfox

    londonfox Well-Known Member

    Still think we'll see him in our next game.
  10. Jeff

    Jeff Administrator Staff Member

    Yep. That bench won't warm itself.
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  11. ThaiSweetChilli

    ThaiSweetChilli Active Member

    Thanks Danny for the wonderful memories! LCFC Championship and Premier League winner...

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  12. Skitzo

    Skitzo Well-Known Member

    I hope he plays for them, the 459 back passes he plays per game could see Vardy nick a few goals
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  13. City Fan

    City Fan Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the memories Danny.
  14. Moose

    Moose Active Member

    I'm a bit meh about this one.

    He blew warm and cold as a player, never really got hot. He's a legend by default for his part in the league winning side, but he's not fit to lace the likes of Muzzy Izzet's boots in my eyes.

    On a personal level I too never warmed to him, especially after that ridiculous cupping of the ear celebration he did towards his own fans even though he'd barely ever got any stick for being shit for months on end. But his effort levels were never in doubt and as a Leicester fan I don't ask for a lot more than that.

    Fair play to him for having the ambition to try and take his career to the next level, and no doubt he'll now default into the England squad courtesy of playing for a 'big club', but I can't help but suspect he's not really good enough for Chelsea and will spend most of his time on the bench.
  15. LudlowFox

    LudlowFox Active Member

    Thanks Danny. I wish you well at Chelsea.
  16. camberwell fox

    camberwell fox Well-Known Member

    Nicely put Moose.

    Unfortunately he has always come across as a bit of a dick head.

    Due to his fake injury I am glad to see the back of him.
  17. FOX Franks

    FOX Franks Well-Known Member

    Jamie Vardy once said Drinks could have an argument with himself. He has a reputation for being a bit of a diva which kinda points to this.

    He was a good player for us in the title winning season - but as BN has said many times, he only looks good when the whole team looks good. He never drags a performance out of anyone.
  18. Lako42

    Lako42 Well-Known Member

    Now that's a deal
  19. Graz

    Graz Well-Known Member

    The rumoured £35m fee is a record fee for us, and is being reports as such.

    That is a fantastic deal for the club.

    If Silva has signed, we've done very well here.
  20. Motown Fox

    Motown Fox Well-Known Member

    Wonder if he will be injured on 8th September? Would be an interesting debut for him. Would he walk into the wrong changing room by accident.

    Looks like it's Hi Ho Silva away though as we wouldn't put enough cash up. Could happen in January though.

    Just remember Jermaine Beckford, this transfer window always reminds me we signed him when we should have kept "money in pocket"
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