- Danny Drinkwater completes a short-term loan deal to Aston Villa
- The 29-year-old spent the first half of the season at Burnley FC
- Drinkwater joined Chelsea from Leicester City but failed to break into the Blues first team
Premier League newcomers Aston Villa have completed the signing of Chelsea flop Danny Drinkwater on a short-term loan deal.
The English international spent the first half of the ongoing season at Burnley but featured just twice for the Clarets across competitions.
Having failed to get enough playing time, the midfielder was sent back to his parent club earlier this month since he was of no use to them any longer.
The 29-year-old, however, arrived at Villa's Bodymoor Heath training ground earlier today to seal his short term loan move to Aston Villa.
Drinkwater will be hoping he can revive his football career at Villa Park in the next six months.
Aston Villa manager Dean Smith said of the deal: "Danny was a key member of Leicester City’s title-winning team and has represented England so he is a vastly experienced player.
"He will strengthen our squad significantly."
According to SunSport, Aston Villa might be responsible for the midfielder's £110,000-a-week wages during his stay at the club.
Barely one year after gaining promotion into the English topflight, Villa are already battling relegation as they sit 17th position on the table.
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They have just 21 points from 21 matches so far this campaign and if they fail to turn their fortunes around, they might return back to the Championship at the end of the season.
Drinkwater was part of the incredible squad that won the Premier League title with Leicester City squad in 2015.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Tottenham Hotspur Jose Mourinho has been urged to sign Chelsea star Willian during the winter transfer window.
The 31-year-old forward was initially bound to join Spurs after leaving Anzhi Makhachkala in 2013, but the Blues cornered the deal for about £30 million.
Daily Star reports that the Brazilian forward insisted that he would have joined Spurs if the Chelsea deal fail to pull through.
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