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Drinkwater Free Transfer Says Sorry
Danny Drinkwater has apologized to Chelsea fans as he leaves on a free transfer after five years of failure.
The £32million midfielder, 32, passed out after earning three England caps as a key member of champions Leicester in 2015-16.
He played just 23 times for Chelsea as injuries, poor form, a drunk driving ban and other off-field issues marred his career at Stamford Bridge.
He has been loaned out to Burnley, Aston Villa, Turkish side Kasimpasa and Reading.
And he wrote on Instagram: “My time at Chelsea is over… it’s really strange to write this. Me, the club and the fans are extremely disappointed with the result, there’s no doubt
“Injuries, how I was treated, mistakes I made, pitch problems, lack of playing time… the list of excuses could be endless but I wouldn’t and can’t change what happened. .”
“I’m going to look at the positives of the past five years, I’ve played with great players, coached by great managers, worked with brilliant staff, met fantastic people, lived in beautiful places, traveled the world and won more silverware.
“Football is a fantastic sport, but for both parties it was a business decision gone wrong, it’s as black and white as that.
“To the Chelsea fans, I apologize for the way it turned out, I wish you had seen me at my best in this shirt doing what I love. All the best x.