New Chelsea signing Danny Drinkwater has told Chelseafc.com that he can’t wait to link up once again with former Leicester City team mate N’Golo Kante.
The Blues confirmed that the 27 year old has sealed his £35m move to Stamford Bridge late last night after his club Leicester finally relented and agreed to sell the England international. Speaking about Kante this morning, Drinkwater said:
“I played with N’Golo for a season and there was not really a game I didn’t enjoy playing next to him. I am looking forward hopefully to carrying on where we left off. I think we hit it off from the first game and after that we did not really lose. He is a top lad, the most down-to-earth person you will meet. I can’t see him changing much and I am looking forward to meeting him again. “
Drinkwater had spent five and a half years at the King Power stadium but his desire to leave for the Blues prompted him to hand in a formal transfer request to force through a move before the transfer window closed.
Leicester were however keen to secure a replacement before allowing Drinkwater to leave the club, leading to a tense deadline day wait for Drinkwater. The Foxes were waiting to secure a move for Sporting Lisbon’s Adrien Silva before rubber stamping the £35m sale to the London club.