Signing of Robben, Drenthe completed

9th August 2007, Comments 0 comments

9 August 2007, MADRID (AP) – Football club Real Madrid has completed the signings of Netherlands international Arjen Robben of Chelsea and Feyenoord's Royston Drenthe, Spanish radio station Cadena SER reported on Thursday.

9 August 2007

MADRID (AP) – Football club Real Madrid has completed the signings of Netherlands international Arjen Robben of Chelsea and Feyenoord's Royston Drenthe, Spanish radio station Cadena SER reported on Thursday.

Cadena SER said both players would be presented on Friday and would be available to play in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup on August 11, when Spanish champion Madrid plays Copa del Rey winner Sevilla.

Sports daily AS said Madrid had also agreed to a fee of EUR 13 million for Netherlands under-21 defender Drenthe, signing him through 2012.

Madrid President Ramon Calderon had been courting the two players throughout the summer.

Robben, 23, had been at Chelsea since joining from PSV Eindhoven in 2004, scoring 19 goals in 104 appearances at Stamford Bridge.

Drenthe had been at the De Kuip since 2005.

(Copyright AP with Expatica 2007)

Subject: Spanish news, Dutch news

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