Leicester gets record fee; Drinkwater gets Kante reunion at Chelsea
Club record transfers work both ways, and Leicester City is touting the sale of Danny Drinkwater to Chelsea as just that.
The move reunites Drinkwater with N’Golo Kante, his fellow midfield maestro from the Foxes’ 2015-16 Premier League championship run. Drinkwater will reportedly cost Chelsea $45 million, about four million more than the price they paid for Kante.
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It’s a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge for Drinkwater, the former Manchester United Academy player.
The Foxes are expected to land $29 million midfielder Adrien Silva from Sporting CP before the end of the night.
Essentially, Drinkwater provides a more creative replacement for Matic, and a player who also won’t wilt regardless of competition. If Tiemoue Bakayoko stumbles at all, Drinkwater won’t.