Chelsea outcast Danny Drinkwater completes loan move to Turkish side Kasimpasa until end of season

Scott Polacek Manchester City FC

Danny Drinkwater has signed for Turkish side Kasimpasa on loan from Chelsea following a medical over the weekend.

The 30-year-old has joined for the rest of the season and hopes to kickstart his career following a nightmare time of late after becoming the forgotten man at Chelsea. 

Drinkwater – who was sent off for the Blues’ Under 23s against Tottenham in December for kicking out at Spurs’ 16-year-old midfielder Alfie Devine – commissioned his own showreel ahead of the January transfer window, featuring some of his finest finishes in a bid to attract clubs.

Danny Drinkwater has sealed his loan move to Turkish side Kasimpasa until end of the season

Danny Drinkwater has sealed his loan move to Turkish side Kasimpasa until end of the season

Drinkwater commissioned a showreel of his finest moments ahead of the January window

Drinkwater is seen scoring against Liverpool with long-range strike

Drinkwater ordered up a showreel of his finest moments in a bid to earn a January move

Drinkwater employed a production company to highlight his best moments on the pitch in the form of a video CV.

Whitefoot Productions, the media company in Cornwall who put together the video, have also worked with boxers including Jono Carroll and Josh Kelly and cricketers Jake Lintott and Luke Wood.

Drinkwater has had loan spells with Aston Villa and Burnley but last played a competitive match for Chelsea in August 2018 against Manchester City in the Community Shield.

The 30-year-old has made just 23 first team appearances for Chelsea since his £35million transfer from Leicester City in 2017. 

Simply put, Drinkwater has endured a miserable time at Chelsea after signing with plenty of expectations on his shoulders after starring for Leicester.

Drinkwater has endured a miserable time of late, and was recently sent off for Chelsea's Under 23s during their clash vs Tottenham (pictured)

Drinkwater has endured a miserable time of late, and was recently sent off for Chelsea’s Under 23s during their clash vs Tottenham (pictured)

Drinkwater was a key player for Leicester, alongside Jamie Vardy, N’Golo Kante and Riyad Mahrez, as they defied the odds to win the Premier League title in 2016. 

Sportsmail initially reported on January 6 that Drinkwater had reached an agreement with the Turkish Super Lig side to move on loan but the deal was held up by Covid guidelines and restrictions on travel. 

But now the path is finally clear for Drinkwater to get going on loan in Turkey with Kasimpasa.

Chelsea will pay a substantial amount of his wages while in Turkey with Drinkwater understandably eager to get back to playing competitively. 

Istanbul-based Kasimpasa are currently 15th in the 21-team Turkish Super Lig.

The Chelsea midfielder's loan spells at Aston Villa and Burnley certainly didn't go to plan

The Chelsea midfielder’s loan spells at Aston Villa and Burnley certainly didn’t go to plan

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