CHELSEA outcast Danny Drinkwater has completed a loan move to Turkish minnows Kasimpasa.
The former Leicester midfielder has agreed a temporary switch until the end of the season.
Danny Drinkwater has joined Kasimpasa on loan from Chelsea
England star Drinkwater has been keeping fit in the Chelsea Under-23s with no room in Frank Lampard’s star-laden squad.
Drinkwater, 30, has made just 23 appearances for the Blues since his £35million move from the Foxes in 2017.
The £110,000-a-week man has not featured in the first team since the 2018 Community Shield against Manchester City and has been forced to train with the kids at Cobham.
After failing to impress on loan at Burnley and Aston Villa, he’s been seeking an overseas loan move since the summer.
He will now head to the Turkish capital Istanbul after putting pen-to-paper with the club who sit 13th in the Super Lig.
Drinkwater still has 18 months left on his deal at Chelsea with boss Lampard eager to get him off the wage books.
He is eager to reignite his career after a dramatic fall from grace since arriving at Stamford Bridge.
Drinkwater made just six appearances in total during spell at Turf Moor and Villa Park.
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The 30-year-old will star abroad for the rest of the 2020-21 season
During his time with Villa, he was sent away from the club’s training ground after headbutting team-mate Jota.
His problems persisted off the field after being charged with drink-driving in April 2019 and was battered by six thugs outside a nightclub just months after.
Drinkwater was sent off while playing for Chelsea’s Under-23s against SpursCredit: Getty Images – Getty
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