Royston Drenthe trains with Sparta and is considering returning as prof

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Royston Drenthe is training in preparation for the new season with Sparta Rotterdam. The 31-year-old Dutchman is considering a return to professional football.

Drenthe reported at the beginning of last year to put an end to his profloopbaan. He was last under contract with Baniyas in the United Arab Emirates. After his commitment there in the summer of 2016 ended, it was the midfielder clubloos.

In 2006, Drenthe at Feyenoord at age eighteen his debut in professional football. Thanks to a strong performance in the Netherlands under-21 at the european CHAMPIONSHIPS in his own country, he earned in the summer of 2007, a transfer to Real Madrid.

At the ‘Royal’ knew Drenthe is never to work up basisspeler. After three years rented the Madrid defender believes him to Herculas Alicante and a year later, the Dutchman on a rental basis, the switch to Everton.

In the remainder of his career played Drenthe successively for Alania Vladikavkaz, Reading, Sheffield Wednesday, Erciyesspor and Baniyas.

Royston Drenthe training in the preparation along with #SpartaRotterdam. ‘We look what we can do for each other’, says the ex-player of Real Madrid.


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Drenthe wants to take in the coming period to test or he at the to the First Division relegated club would add value.

“Let’s just see if there is a click and something beautiful can do for each other,” he says in an interview at the site of Sparta. “In the first instance, I am here for the trainer and for myself.”

“Or, ultimately, a contract results, I dare not predict. We’ll see where the ship beaches. It is up to the trainer to decide. That is the reason that I participate here, go train.”

Drenthe has good hope that he is well and can come in the First Division, but indicates that he is what speed has decreased. “The qualities are still there. But I am not the player that a male can continue to pass. That has to do with age.”

That Drenthe up at Sparta is not a coincidence. In the youth of Feyenoord he trained under Henk Fraser, who at The Castle as the successor to Dick Advocaat. Last season, he went regularly as an analyst on Champions League nights at Veronica.


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