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Everton To Sign Real Madrid Star For Nothing

Goodison Park to welcome Bernabeu hero.

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Everton are on the verge of completing a sensational move for Real Madrid midfielder Royston Drenthe.

The 24-year-old has agreed to move to Goodison Park after the clubs agreed to forego any transfer fee.

The Holland international only has one-year remaining on his contract and Los Blancos would rather get him off the payroll now, according to AS.

Drenthe joined Madrid in 2007 from Feyenoord at a cost of £12.4million but he has not impressed manager Jose Mourinho.

Last season he was sent on-loan to Hercules but his spell there was marred by disciplinary problems as the team were relegated from La Liga.

He will fly to Merseyide tonight to agree personal terms and undergo a medical before tonight’s transfer deadline of 11pm.

The signing is great news for Everton boss David Moyes, who has no money to buy reinforcements and is fighting off bids to keep his stars.

The Dutchman will become Moyes’ second signing of the day after agreeing a loan move for striker Denis Stracqualursi from Tigre.

Everton have also agreed a transfer fee with Leicester City for striker Jermaine Beckford.

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