Reading have completed the signing of Danny Drinkwater on a season-long loan from Chelsea.
We’re delighted to announce that Premier League winner and former England international Danny Drinkwater joins the Royals on a season-long loan from Chelsea. Welcome aboard, Danny!#DannyKickIt | #Royals150
— Reading FC (@ReadingFC) August 30, 2021
The former Premier League winner has had a tough time since moving to the capital from Leicester City, with Drinkwater failing to ever establish himself as a regular at Stamford Bridge.
As a result, he has been out on loan in recent years, having tough spells with Burnley and Aston Villa before ending the previous campaign with Kasimpasa in Turkey.
The 31-year-old is back in English football now though, as Reading confirmed his arrival on their official site this evening.
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And, given his recent struggles, it’s fair to say his arrival has prompted a mixed response from the support. Whilst some see him as someone who has played at the highest level and has a point to prove, others are worried at how his stock has fallen so much.
Here we look at some of the reaction to the news from Twitter…
Where does he fit in that midfield?
— Justin Peach (@JustinPeach27) August 30, 2021
— Aftermarket Parts Willy (@SkywayWilly) August 30, 2021
Kind of mental, this.A year ago seeing this photo would have seemed very unlikely,surely pretty high level player for us to be bringing in?
— @SelectCarLeasing-fon (@shakefon) August 30, 2021
Just when you thought Reading were finished signing up washed up guys we unleash this corker. https://t.co/S81a8Zf2Ax
— Mortician – World Domination (@vessel_deserted) August 30, 2021
I'd be very happy for DD to start a revival. Would I bet on it happening? No, but I hope he proves us wrong. https://t.co/mkWA3vTnhj
— Jcrdy (@jordyxcollins) August 30, 2021
— BerkshireBoys (@BerkshireBoys_) August 30, 2021
— LordCKS (@LordCKS) August 30, 2021