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Valencia considering subsidized loan move for Danny Drinkwater — report

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Potential escape?

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Danny Drinkwater’s future is just one of several situations that needs to be resolved in the remaining five days of the transfer window.

So far, there’s not been much interest in the 30-year-old unwanted midfielder, which is understandable given how his last couple seasons have gone, but there’s presumably still a decent player underneath it all, one who’s won a Premier League, even.

Accordingly, he’s emerged as a potential option down in Valencia, where local sources (via Sport Witness) are claiming that the La Liga side are evaluating a potential loan move for him. They don’t have much money, if any, so there would be no buy-option attached and his wages would have to be subsidized by Chelsea, but at this point, given all that’s going on with the football economies around the world, I’m not sure we can expect to get a better deal.

Drinkwater, who has two years left on his contract, has said recently that he’d be willing to move abroad to try to resurrect his career one more time, so as random as this story seems, it’s not completely unreasonable. (And we did send Michy Batshuayi on loan to Valencia not that long ago.)