Danny Drinkwater’s Turkish delight has quickly turned sour after the 30-year-old missed his debut with new club due to over-celebrating his former boss Frank Lampard’s dismissal from Chelsea, our sources can reveal.
Sources inside Turkish side Kasimpasa claim that Drinkwater injured himself during a routine training exercise in a swimming pool, but we can reveal that, on hearing the news of Frank Lampard’s sacking, Drinkwater, performed a double somersault into a nearby pool at the club’s training complex and pulled a calf muscle.
Drinkwater’s arrival on-loan in Turkey appears to be the former Leicester midfielder’s last chance to get his career back on track, but club boss Fuat Capa already has concerns having seen his latest recruit “top bombing” for his new teammates.
Paddy Power understands that on witnessing this, Capa turned to club President Turgay Ciner and said, “I feel we may have another Graeme Souness on our hands,” before ordering the staff to drain the water levels and then angrily storming off to draw on his flip-chart.
Souness almost caused a civil war in Istanbul in the mid-nineties when Galatasaray manager as he famously planted a giant flag in the middle of Fenerbahce’s pitch after winning the cup.
Drinkwater has gone from hero to zero in just a couple of years, having won Premier League titles at both Leicester City and Chelsea. However, Frank Lampard’s arrival at Stamford Bridge 18 months ago signalled the end of the player’s top-flight career in England even though he will always be able to boast that he’s won more medals than Alan Shearer.
It seems, however, that Drinkwater, whose off-field antics during loan spells at both Aston Villa and Burnley earned him the nickname “Danny Guzzlelager,” is determined to have the last laugh having posted an image on Instagram of him celebrating scoring a goal for Leicester City – because nothing like that exists from his time at Chelsea – in response to his former manager’s departure, which he has since apologised for and taken down.
Drinkwater is due to stay in Turkey until the end of the season but this latest setback could see his Istanbul adventure cut short, making him the worst British player to ever set foot near the Bosphorus despite strong competition from former Wales striker Dean Saunders.
Though help may be at hand. It’s unclear what the power brokers at Kasimpasa, who currently sit 15th in the Süper Lig, are putting in their coffee just now, with reports circulating that “enfant terrible” himself, Ravel Morrison, is also on their January wanted list.
Morrison, once described by Sir Alex Ferguson when he was a youngster at Manchester United as “the best young player he had ever seen,” has been on a world tour since Fergie, who later claimed that his comments had come following a delivery of a particularly good vintage, packed him off to West Ham nine years ago.
Morrison has a list of indiscretions that would have impressed the Kray Twins with his crowning moment coming whilst on-loan in Serie A at Lazio, where he was disciplined for breaking a curfew due to the fact that he wasn’t allowed tomato ketchup with his dinner.
Sources suggest the 27-year-old, who is currently a free-agent, has already received a call from Drinkwater explaining how laid back the atmosphere is at Kasimpasa, how cheap the tequila is, and that they also had a bouncy castle at the training ground.
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