Real Madrid and the English club Everton have agreed to "terms" for the transfer of Dutch youngster, and perennial loan-candidate Royston Drenthe. I say "terms" because Everton will acquire Drenthe's services for free, even though Madrid payed the exorbitant price of €14 million for him.
"Real Madrid has transferred the federated rights of the player Royston R. Drenthe to the English clube Everton."
This signing should come as a sigh of relief to madridistas everywhere, as Drenthe has been nothing more than a problem for 90 percent of his tenure in Madrid. He spent last season on loan at now-relegated Hércules, where he had quite a few disciplinary issues (to be fair, some of them stemmed from the fact that Hércules couldn't pay him for quite some time).