Liverpool Complete Move for £6.5m Dutch International: Player Claims Deal is Done

Real Madrid man on his way to Anfield?

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Mar. 23, 2010 - Madrid, C.A. MADRID, ESPA A - MADRID, 23/03/2010.- Real Madrid's Dutch midfielder Royston Drenthe, during a team's training session held at Valdebebas sports complex in Madrid, Spain, 22 March 2010.

Real Madrid Defender Royston Drenthe Announces Imminent Liverpool Move
The Dutch full-back has revealed that he’s on his way to Liverpool…

Dutch defender/midfielder Royston Drenthe is continually being linked with a move away from Real Madrid and the former Holland under-21 star has now revealed that he’s set to leave Madrid for Premier League side Liverpool.

It’s not yet clear whether Liverpool and Real Madrid have already agreed terms, but Drenthe appears confident that he’ll ply his trade in the Premier League next term. “I will soon be joining Liverpool. I hope I will have a good season with my new club,” the 23-year-old Dutchman was quoted as saying, according to the Daily Star.

Drenthe joined Real Madrid from Feyenoord in the summer of 2007, but the left footed wing-back never really managed to secure regular first team action at the Santiago Bernabeu. Therefore, he could now be looking to relaunch his career at Liverpool.

The Reds are in the market for a new left back following the departure of Fabio Aurelio, while Emiliano Insua and Philipp Degen also appear to be on their way out of Anfield. New manager Roy Hodgson supposedly sees Drenthe as the perfect candidate to fill the void at left back. (

So there you have it. Having lost the services of both Emiliano Insua and Fabio Aurelio and with Philipp Degen heading out the Anfield exit as well, Roy Hodgson needed to bring in a left back and Royston Drenthe is a player with a lot of potential who wasn’t really making an impact at the Bernabeu.

The deal is rumoured to be in the region of £6.5m which is a lot less than the £13m Real Madrid spent on the Dutch international in 2007. Also worth noting that he is good friends with Liverpool man Ryan Babel and is able to play in a more advanced role if needed and can actually also be used on the right.

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