It would be completely fair to suggest that Danny Drinkwater’s move to Chelsea has failed and set his career back so far that many would have forgotten that he was a professional footballer, not just a former Premier League winner.
Of course, the midfielder was a crucial part of the Leicester City team that was guided under former Blues boss, Claudio Ranieri to a shock Premier League title in 2015/16.
An England international at one point in his career, Drinkwater has fallen so far into oblivion that many would not realise he is still around.
Despite moves to Burnley and Aston Villa on temporary terms in recent seasons, the midfielder has struggled for minutes and is completely frozen out at Stamford Bridge under Frank Lampard, perhaps leaving him with plenty of time to view a list of new hobbies that he could take up.
However, a recent transfer rumour to have emerged surrounding the Blue is that he could be on his way to Germany in the near future.
Fussball Transfers have reported that Drinkwater’s agent is looking to find him a new club in the Bundesliga and is believed to be working hard to end his west London nightmare in the January transfer window.
Schalke 04 were once linked with a move for the former England international back in November as they look to resolve their own crisis, however nothing has since come of that route and there are no signs that they will look to make a move for him over the course of the month at the moment.
FC Koln were also reported to have been targetted as a potential destination by the midfielder’s representatives, however nothing has happened there, either.
The Blues are said to be desperate to get rid of the 30-year-old and are prepared to let him go out on loan for the remainder of the season whilst paying part of his wages. As the Premier League giants would be prepared to subsidise some of his wages, it could make him available to many other options around the league.
However, Drinkwater may have a problem joining a Bundesliga club in the future, as Fussball Transfers have reported that they are doubtful any side will be willing to bring him over, despite the player said to be keen on the move abroad.
Although that could spell a problem for the former England international, it is claimed that his agents could potentially have options elsewhere, with past interest rumoured to have come from Turkey, Russia and North America which could all be potentially reignited, especially if Chelsea are desperate to get rid of him.