Royston Drenthe could stay at Goodison Park.
Royston Drenthe has indicated his reluctance to move back to Real Madrid, signalling he could stay at Everton beyond the end of the season.
The Dutch winger is currently on loan at Goodison Park from Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, and said his poor relationship with Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho meant he could not face moving back to the Spanish capital club.
“I did not have a good relationship with Mourinho and I can’t walk back in the door at Real Madrid while he is still there,” explained Drenthe.
“I don’t care. I have left there.”
Fairly emphatic stuff.
Drenthe has impressed in fits and starts on Merseyside, and to the impartial observer seems equally likely to be sent off as score a goal.
Goals against Wigan Athletic and Fulham have illustrated the potential that the Netherlands international possesses, but is his five Premier League assists that are the most impressive aspect of his spell at the club so far.
Still, Toffees boss David Moyes is likely to want to see improved consistency before he commits to a permanent deal.
Drenthe has made more appearances from the bench than he has from the start so far, so whether he would be worth the money he would cost is certainly open to debate.
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