ROYSTON DRENTHE revealed he once turned up at Everton’s training ground at 2am – but rumours of a female entourage remain unverified.
The charismatic Dutchman, now at Sparta Rotterdam, was on loan at Goodison Park from Real Madrid in the 2011/12 season.
Drenthe starred for the Toffees on the pitch, and off it there were colourful whispers.
One of those involved Drenthe turning up to Everton’s Finch Farm training base, followed by multiple women, in the small hours wanting to use the hot tub.
This tale was put to the 31-year-old by The Toffee Blues.
Drenthe said: “The story’s true but the stories with the girls – they just give it, like, a little extra.
“I remember because I was not feeling well that day. I took my car because I didn’t want to come late in the morning.
“I needed my car to come back to the training ground in the morning.
“It was 2 o’clock in the morning, but in my mind it was like, what is 2 o’clock? Around this time I’m awake as well at home sometimes.
“I went to get my car but after that it was a big problem for me that I got my car at 2 o’clock in the morning.”
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Drenthe ended up with stints at Championship clubs Reading and Sheffield Wednesday, before heading to Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.
He came out of retirement this season to join hometown club Rotterdam.