Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater is happy to stay at the club until the end of the season, despite his lack of game time at the club, according to the Daily Telegraph.
The 28-year-old has struggled with injuries since arriving from Leicester City in a £35m deal last summer. He made just 22 appearances under Antonio Conte and has found opportunities even harder to come by under Maurizio Sarri.
Fans on Twitter think Drinkwater should look for a move in January instead:
— Arron Dowsett (@27Arron) 1 October 2018
I forgot he still is a Chelsea player
— Gabriel Batsman (@batshuadinho) 1 October 2018
That lack of ambition isn’t going to help him get into contention for the match day squad.
— Mark Spector (@SpectorMark) 1 October 2018
I actually don't mind Drinkwater, was surprised he wasn't named in the Europa League squad. Never really had a chance as he's been injured nearly the whole time.
— James Bourbon ???????????????????????????? (@JamesBourbon) 2 October 2018
Many believe that money is the motivation for the player staying:
he likes the wages.
— Adam (@AdLovesCurry) 1 October 2018
— Delnino (@gdelaney2114) 1 October 2018
So he's pretty much a retired player but on £130k a week.
— se (@seanfromenderby) 1 October 2018
He gets paid well and also hes waiting for another prem
— Tonny (@Tonny16089638) 1 October 2018
Won't be in a hurry too if i'm getting paid 100k every week to do nothing
— . (@OdoiStan) 1 October 2018
Drinkwater is said to be prepared to wait for the right club to come in for him, whether that it is in January or at the end of the campaign. He was left out of the Europa League squad and has made just one appearance under Sarri.
That came against Manchester City in the Community Shield, coming on as a substitute. Since then, he has been named on the bench just once, in the 4-1 win over Cardiff.