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Danny Drinkwater allowed travel to Istanbul to finalize Kasimpasa loan — reports

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Good luck, Danny D!

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Danny Drinkwater was linked with a loan move to Kasimpasa last week, and even though those initial reports were debunked, there now appears to be actual progress on the front.

According to multiple reports, including from the Daily Mail, the 30-year-old has gone to Istanbul to finalize a six-month loan with the Turkish club. An agreement was reportedly reached a few days ago, but COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions on travel have caused a slight delay. He will now undergo his medical and finalize the paperwork.

Goal and LancsLive are reporting along similar lines, claiming that Chelsea will subsidize a part of Drinkwater’s salary to ensure that the move goes through.

The former England international has been keeping fit by playing for the Chelsea U23s after failing to secure a move over the summer, and has made four appearances so far this season. He has had two loan moves to Burnley and Aston Villa since his arrival at Chelsea, and both of them were mired in underperformance, lack of minutes, and unnecessary controversies.

Here’s hoping for a better outcome this time around, as Drinkwater tries to get his career back on track.