Connect in the back of the net

Much like they did with Jamie Vardy, Kasper Schmeichel and Riyad Mahrez, Leicester City have offered a new long-term contract to another of last season’s title winner.

Danny Drinkwater has committed his future to the Foxes by signing a new 5-year contract extension with the Premier League champions, amid rumors of a move to White Hart Lane.

The 26-year old was an integral part of the team during their title winning campaign, as he formed a formidable midfield partnership with N’Golo Kante- who was captured by Antonio Conte soon after his appointment.

The Frenchman has been sorely missed since his unpopular move to Stamford Bridge, as the Foxes have only managed to reap a single point from their first two games: which is in stark contrast with last season where they had six points in two games.

With one-half of the rock-solid partnership already missing from the jigsaw, anything short of retaining Drinkwater at the King Power would be catastrophic.


Early life

Born Daniel Noel Drinkwater on 5 March 1990 in Manchester, he spent his entire youthful career at Manchester United.

Danny received promotion into the senior team in 2008, but spent the next four years in between loan spells with Huddersfield, Cardiff, Watford and Barnsley.

As such, a move away from Old Trafford sufficed and he joined Leicester City- then a mid-table Championship side.


Could he repeat last season’s form?

Picking Jack Wilshere ahead of Danny Drinkwater proved to be ill-advised as England registered a dreadful campaign in the 2016 European Championship.

He may not have saved the Three Lions from subsiding, but his contribution would certainly be better than Wilshere’s.

Drinkwater is quite rightly at the peak of his career and will repeat his form for last season-should he stay fit.

But it’s highly unlikely that Leicester City will repeat their exploits as Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United have already aligned themselves as massive favorites to reclaim the title.


Written by Brian Humphrey

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