Royston Drenthe’s financial problems are well documented, but that could take a swing now with the latest development.
The former Los Blancos midfielder is back earning a living in Spain albeit with fourth division side Racing Murcia who he transferred to from amateur Dutch side Kozak Boys yesterday.
Recent reports making the rounds has revealed Drenthe has gone bankrupt nine years after he was on the books of Real, with a court in Breda having handed down the bankruptcy order.
About £3.2 million is said to have been lost in the course as Drenthe struggled to put in the right direction a career that had earlier looked full of promise.
The Tercera División outfit yesterday unveiled their newest acquisition after he passed a routine medical..
Drenthe played alongside the likes of Fabio Cannavaro, Arjen Robben, Sergio Ramos, Cristiano Ronaldo and Wesley Sneijder at the Santiago Bernabeu but had seen his trade go on a downward spiral ever since.
Most remembered for that stunning goal against Sevilla from 40 yards out in the Spanish Super Cup in 2007, it is surprising how awry things had gone for the Rotterdam-born ace.
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