REAL MADRID

Drenthe explains why he chose Real Madrid over Barça

Royston Drenthe signed for Real Madrid in the summer of 2007. The Dutch winger attended AS and explained why he preferred a move to the Bernabeu.

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Royston Drenthe signed for Real Madrid on a 14 million euro deal from Ajax in the summer of 2007. The Dutch winger attended AS and explained the reasons why he preferred a move to the Bernabeu and not Camp Nou.

"I chose Madrid because my father was a big madridista. A lot of my family members were Barça fans! So at home, I remember it perfectly, Ronaldinho and Eto'o were with Barcelona then, and whenever there was a game on television, all of nephews - even my aunties were all 'Barça, Barça, Barça!' and my father was the only one who supported Madrid, just to be a bit different. From that moment, I started cheering on Madrid, like my Dad. When you are a kid, you're not thinking that one day you'll receive an offer from Real Madrid! When the offer was on the table, I didn't have to think very much about to be honest. And also, when I was chatting to the club on the telephone, (I was still just a young man, 20 years old), I got the best feeling talking to Madrid," he explained.