Saturday saw a rather bizarre transfer story concerning Southampton.
The Mirror claimed an exclusive at the weekend – and it’s gained some traction since in repetition from other outlets – suggesting that former Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater was now heading for an exit from Stamford Bridge a year after joining them for £35million.
— Southampton Page (@SouthamptonPage) July 28, 2018
In 2017/18 he only made 12 starts for them, with an additional ten showings from the bench so his solitary goal was pretty much a consolation given his more regular featuring for his former club. With new manager, Maurizio Sarri installed at the club, he obviously had his own thoughts moving forward and the paper have now linked Drinkwater with an exit to Southampton, Crystal Palace and possibly a return to Leicester themselves given the move hasn’t worked out for him.
It’s fair to say injuries did hamper 28-year-old’s maiden season at Chelsea but with the new gaffer adding his own signings ahead of the coming campaign, whilst links to Southampton can be called bizarre, it’s certainly not beyond the realms of possibility that he could move on.
The suggestion seems to be a loan move rather than a straight signing, but some Southampton fans are unsure about whether we’d have a genuine interest.
Just what we are lacking – central midfielders #saintsfc
— Chris Wragg (@chriswragg) July 29, 2018
What’s he like up front?
— Wiz.i.am™ (@WizzyWise) July 29, 2018
I'm not sure what he brings that we don't have or when he would get game time. That said, if he plays well and forces the issue then maybe it would be a good deal, especially if we have an option to buy. Would still rather get a wide/creative player
— Saint Aidan (@aidanrudd) July 29, 2018
Only if they is a clause that allows us to sign if he does well
— Ed (@edwardcross111) July 28, 2018
Great idea Lemina off then
— Graham (@gmdsaints) July 29, 2018