Defensive midfielder Danny Drinkwater has joined Burnley on a season long loan deal from Chelsea. The 29-year-old becomes the Clarets fourth signing of the summer transfer window. He moved to Chelsea during the summer of 2017 for £35 million but has struggled to impress as he has gone on to make just five Premier League starts since.
“It was a bit of a complicated time at Chelsea, but I see this as a positive move and I’m looking forward to getting going,” Drinkwater told the official Burnley website.
“I’ve been lucky enough to work with the manager (Sean Dyche) in the past and he’s given me another shot right now.
“I’ve not played much football, but hopefully I can prove him right.
“Pre-season has been good and I’ve taken part in most things.
“Unfortunately it’s not happened for me at Chelsea, but you have to go with the flow.
“I think now the target is to get to a level where the manager is happy with my fitness and keep moving forward and working hard.
“Hopefully I can put my game onto Burnley and we can finish as high as we possibly can.”