Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater has had a bad week.
On Monday he was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after crashing his car near Manchester.
Now his manager Mauricio Sarri has publicly confirmed what had been widely assumed common knowledge for some time, saying that he has no future at the club.
A former Premier League winner with Leicester City, Drinkwater has not made a single competitive appearance for Chelsea this season, after being told by Sarri last summer that he does not suit his style.
Despite this Drinkwater turned down the opportunity to move in January, and decided to stay, seemingly content to stay in the reserves and pick up his £120,000 a week in wages. Now Chelsea are determined to renew their efforts to move him on in the summer, despite the fact that they will incur a substantial write-down on the £35 million they paid for him in September 2017.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.