Royston Drenthe was once a top signing for Real Madrid, when the Spanish club decided to incorporate him from Feyenoord on August 2007 for $15 million. The Dutch played 65 matches for the Galacticos, scoring four goals and giving five assists. Sport advisers from the LaLiga side saw him at the EURO U21 and decided that he was a young talent to sign.
But many years later, the professional career of Drenthe has gone through other roads, despite he was once a teammate from Cristiano Ronaldo. After some months without playing professionally, he announced his comeback and will be playing for Racing Murcia from the third division at Spain.
Drenthe once earned $3 million per season playing for Real Madrid, but now will have just something like $2,500 per month in his new club. The contract was signed until June 2021, as the player is in bad physical conditions and the club wants to see if he progresses and can play as he once did.
With 33 years old, the midfielder has played in many professional teams, as Real Madrid, Everton, Feyenoord, Excelsior, Spartak V-kravkaz, Sheffield Wednesday, Reading, K. Erciyesspor, FC Baniyas, Xerxez, Sparta Rotterdam, Kozakken Boys and finally Murcia. The first images of him training at the club were not the ones that the fans would like to see, as he seems not to be in his best form.