How Royston Drenthe finally found the love: via Real Madrid, warring with Moyes – and rap music

Royston Drenthe

The original version of this feature originally appeared in the March 2019 issue of FourFourTwo. Subscribe now! 5 issues for £5

Suddenly there was a message from his lawyer. Would he be interested in speaking to Sparta Rotterdam of the Dutch second division? The club were targeting an immediate return to the Eredivisie in the forthcoming 2018/19 season, and they wanted to add more experienced players to their squad.

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Arthur Renard has been writing for FourFourTwo since 2013, when Ronald Koeman hosted him for a Readers interview in a small room in stadium De Kuip. Two years later Arthur moved to London, where he still lives and from where he covers English football, while he has also been travelling the world to cover events like the World Cup and Copa America.