Ex-Chelsea midfielder, Drinkwater retires from football

Danny Drinkwater

Former Chelsea midfielder, Danny Drinkwater, on Monday announced his retirement from football after admitting he had been “in limbo” too long.

Drinkwater was a regular in the Leicester City team that stunningly won the Premier League in 2016 but he moved to Chelsea a year later.

The English midfielder failed to establish himself at Chelsea and was sent for unsuccessful loan spells at Burnley and Aston Villa.

Speaking on The High-Performance Podcast, Drinkwater said: “It’s been a long time coming maybe, especially with the last year, but I think it’s time to officially announce it now.

“I think I have been in limbo for too long. I have been wanting to play but not getting the opportunity to play at a standard or a level where I felt valued.

“I’m happy not playing football but I’m happy playing football, so do I just shake hands with the sport?”