Ex-Real Madrid star declared bankrupt

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Former Real Madrid winger Royston Drenthe has been declared bankrupt by the Zeeland-West-Brabant District Court this week.

Drenthe, 33, was tipped to become the next superstar from the Netherlands when he joined Real after leading the U-21 side to the UEFA European Championship and the Golden Player award.

However, his career has since been marred by inconsistency and controversy off the pitch with stints at Everton, Reading, Baniyas in the UAE whilst also playing alongside Bafana Bafana striker Lars Veldwijk with Sparta Rotterdam.

Now currently on the books of second-tier Dutch side Kozakken Boys after being released, Drenthe's career has reached an all-time low with VoetbalZone confirming the news.

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"I'm always under a magnifying glass, but it will be resolved as it should," he told the publication whilst laying the blame on his absent lawyer said to be on 'vacation'.

During his time at Los Blancos, Drenthe was said to have been on a €3-million-a-year contract (R55m) but suggested his agent stole half of it with the perception of it being saved into trust funds.

However, the accused revealed private jets for parties, cars and an overall extravagant lifestyle for the footballer, who is also pursuing a career in rapping, led to his financial ruin.

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