Danny Drinkwater is again a topic amongst Leicester City fans as a number of us really rates the player highly based on the fact that he reached England recognition while on the books of Leicester City.
His passing and balls passed through to Jamie Vardy has not really been easy to copy after he left and as a box to box midfielder he possess skills and talent that Leicester City surely miss at the club at the moment.
No offense to Vicente Iborra who might be the one most simuler since he also is a good distributer of the ball, but he is not as mobile as Drinkwater and doesn’t always look for that killer pass. Papy Mendy and Wilfred Ndidi are different from “Drinky” and they are more playing out wide and passing shorter passes in a more triangle build up’s.
As stated on the Foxes Talk board, few or no one really think much about him leaving and are just discussing the football part of it, no feelings and leaving us which really is nonsense and often just points coming from fans who are not football skilled or have no real understanding of the game. They are putting other matters into the game that surely does not belong in this business, hard feelings over a move that will soon be forgotten if “Drinky” scores a couple of goals or make a few killer passes to Jamie Vardy.
If available he is the ideal man alongside Ndidi in midfield and Claude Puel has probably no problem with this move since he was not around when “Drinky” signed for Chelsea. Silva is on the move, Choudhury looks a bit out of the picture and again Iborra is not a man with a long term future at Leicester City.
Fans are constantly talking about that top star forward who would love to sit on the bench and just jump in and score the goals needed when Jamie Vardy is absent. What a lot of bollocks and idiotic talk from certain groups of the Leicester City fanbase.
A few names are linked but surely they are not that interesting in the short term perspective and without a proper chance to establish yourself in the first team you will just be a new Ulloa, Slimani or Kelechi. The list, check here.
Claude Puel has said that he is not really looking for any new players to be added in the January transfer window. He is eager to get a number of players shipped out, and at the moment Adrien Silva and Andy King are both reported to be close to an exit. Yohan Benalouane is another player that could be certain to leave.
But surely we believe that Puel will do business and a big bold bet is that Danny Drinkwater will return to Leicester City either on loan or in a permanent deal, why, because we need a quality midfielder who can break down defenses a bit better than we do at the moment.
Another problem for Puel and Leicester is to find that other player to be able to play up front in a very difficult role, since this is the “Vardy” position, and who can copy that to his standard, no one. To axe Vardy would be something Tcf would describe as stupidity and hopefully Puel will find someone reliable that also accepts the fact that he is an alternative when Vardy cannot play.
Transfer deals and moves are not 100% up to Puel himself, but will of course be a discussion between the head of recruitmen (Macia) and the director of football (Rudkin). The chairman also has his say when it comes to spending and collecting, so we just have to wait and see what happens.