Danny Drinkwater sealed his transfer from Leicester City to Chelsea in a £35 million move on deadline day.
As every top club was scurrying to make deals happen on deadline day, Chelsea managed to secure two valuable additions to their squad to boost the depth in options. While Davide Zappacosta was a surprise signing, Drinkwater, who was linked to Chelsea throughout the summer, also arrived at Stamford Bridge.
The player sealed a £35 million move to Chelsea and was handed the number 6 shirt at his new club. Fans, as usual, were quick to show their emotions as to the transfer on social media platforms.
Welcome to the Champions Danny Drinkwater #CFC
— Sam Clarke (@ClarkeyCFC) September 1, 2017
Welcome Danny Drinkwater. #CFC
— EL Raj (@Rajoskee) September 1, 2017
Yes, Danny DrinkWater is now a Chelsea player.. I know he’s underrated but wait and see what he got… I’m happy!
— Director D. (@dijiaderoGBA) September 1, 2017
Some fans though, were quick to point out that having made Manchester United out to be a club signing Chelsea rejects, the tables had finally turned. Some on the other hand, pointed at the excellence of the United academy.
If Drinkwater joins Chelsea, 11 Premier League clubs will have a Manchester United academy graduate in their squad.
Not bad that.
— Sibs (@SibsMUFC) August 31, 2017
Bosnich, Veron, Hughes,Falcao, Drinkwater, Mal Donaghy : Mufc then CFC
Mata, Matic, Lukaku: Chelsea then MUFC
Rejects FC and all that.
— Valar Morghulis (@SemperFiUnited) August 31, 2017
Danny Drinkwater. United reject. Chelsea messiah.
— Peter Parker (@caesarcognac) September 1, 2017
Manchester United academy graduate Danny Drinkwater makes a move to chelsea on a 5year deal. small team mentality.
— #MANCHESTERISRED (@ogembobasil) September 1, 2017
With Danny Drinkwater Man United have an English academy graduate in the Chelsea 1st team..Do Chelsea have any in their 1st team?
— Mafabi Twaha Nangoli (@MtwahaN) September 1, 2017
But, the trolls were out in full force, castrating the Chelsea board for letting promising Chelsea graduates like Chalobah and Loftus-Cheek leave and then spending big to sign Drinkwater.
Imagine selling Chalobah and loaning out Loftus Cheek then spending 35 million on Danny Drinkwater😂
— Oliver (@Ojpricee) September 1, 2017
Can’t get my head around Danny Drinkwater joining Chelsea… can’t see him getting game time
— Matt Nash 父 (@MattNash93) September 1, 2017
Danny Drinkwater’s agent is a bloody miracle worker. Wow.
— Alex Hadfield (@AlexChavasse) September 1, 2017
Chelsea buy Danny Drinkwater for 35 million from Leicester. Above average player being bought for big money! What has football came too 🙈🙈😂😂
— adam bewick (@bewick_adam) September 1, 2017
— Charlotte Webster (@CharWebster7) September 1, 2017
Danny Drinkwater – In a time when England have no good CMs this guy can’t even make it into the squad. Being kept out by likes of Livermore
— Nathan Swaby (@NateSwabyPT) September 1, 2017
£35m for Danny Drinkwater, £35m.. 😂😂😂
— Elliott Mawston (@EMawston95) September 1, 2017
Danny Drinkwater signing for 35m sums up everything wrong with modern day football 😂😂
— Tim Peers (@timpeers11) September 1, 2017
Danny Drinkwater is the next Steve Sidwell
— RJ (@rricketts93) September 1, 2017
Danny Drinkwater cost Chelsea £35 million. Have a Good Friday ladies and gentlemen.
— Sunshine D (@MrMacSun) September 1, 2017
Welcome to your new home Danny Drinkwater… pic.twitter.com/O7BdwiLaSi
— Fluffesk (@fluffesk) September 1, 2017
Danny Drinkwater = biggest panic buy since Fellaini or Owain Tudor Jones
— McLendo (@IAmLiamMcLennan) September 1, 2017
Quality of deadline day was poor, biggest signing was Danny Drinkwater 😳😂😂
— Nathan Owen (@Nathan290594) September 1, 2017
THIRTY FIVE MILLION POUNDS FOR DANNY DRINKWATER, absolute farce.
— Tony (@ThatDivvyTony) September 1, 2017
Watching #CFC fans justify Danny Drinkwater having been rejected by Barkley, Lukaku, Llorente & Oxlade-Chamberlain is extremely satisfying
— Joel Bailey (@Bailey_Joel) September 1, 2017
Just think, Danny Drinkwater cost the same as Sadio Mane. Madness.
— Kevin (@KDLFC14) September 1, 2017
Danny Drinkwater for £35m is this years Sissoko. Absolute pants down deal that one.
— Chris Smith (@cspaceram) September 1, 2017