Drinkwater could be set to move from west to east London this summer
Saturday, April 14, 2018
West Ham United want to rescue Chelsea flop Danny Drinkwater from his Stamford Bridge nightmare this summer, according to reports.
The England international is said to be frustrated at his lack of game time with the Premier League champions, and has emerged as a midfield target for the Hammers.
According to Twitter user ExWHUEmployee (a reliable source for West Ham transfers) Drinkwater could make the switch across London this summer.
The Hammers are keen to sign a Director of Football this summer to aid David Sullivan with their recruitment policy, and Leicester City Director of Football Eduardo Macia is being considered.
His links with the player could hold the key to any deal, with the former Foxes midfielder keen to leave.
Despite joining the club in a Â£35 million deal last year, the 28-year-old has struggled to nail down a place under Antonio Conte.
It was reported on Friday the midfielder was unhappy over his lack at play-time, although there were no potential suitors at the time.
Although he has struggled with injuries, Drinkwater has failed to rekindle the midfield partnership with Nâ€™Golo Kante that saw Leicester City stun the footballing world and claim the Premier League title in 2016.
As a result, a move to the London Stadium could be on the cards.