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Ex-Madrid Player Reveals Robinho Turned The Basement In His House Into A Mini-Nightclub

Ex-Madrid Player Reveals Robinho Turned The Basement In His House Into A Mini-Nightclub

Robinho spared no expenses on his house during his time at Real Madrid after it has been revealed that he turned his basement into a mini-nightclub.

That's according to Royston Drenthe, who played for Los Blancos from 2007 to 2012 and shared a close relationship with the former Manchester City and AC Milan forward.

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"I developed a good relationship with Robinho soon after I arrived, he'd converted his basement into a mini-nightclub, and I'd go there," he told FourFourTwo.

"I immediately felt at home, everyone gave me a warm welcome.

"Guti was cool with me straight away, and he was the man in Madrid, a legend."

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The 32-year-old Dutchman signed for the Spanish club when he was 20, but he admitted that there were a lot of clubs interested in landing him.

"At the time, I heard that 16 clubs were interested in me," he explained.

"I spoke with Barcelona president Joan Laporta, as well as Real Madrid's director Predrag Mijatović.

"It felt like I met with almost every high-ranking official at every club, most of them offered me a five-year contract with more or less the same conditions, but as soon as I heard Real Madrid were interested, my mind was made up."

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While Drenthe failed to make his mark during his time at the Santiago Bernabéu, the Sparta Rotterdam player said that the appeal factor of Madrid was enough to entice him when he was younger.

"As a boy, I was fascinated by every relating to the club, there was glamour around Real Madrid, just like the kind you see in the movie 'Goal!'" he admitted.

"It was something I really wanted to be part of.

"It was just magic, we had a lot of good players with youth and experience, from Ruud van Nistelrooy, Guti and Raúl to young guys like me, Gonzalo Higuaín and Marcelo, it clicked instantly, and in that situation a coach doesn't have much to do."

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Madrid are preparing for a busy summer, with Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane wanting to overhaul his squad after a lacklustre season.

The club are reportedly ready to sell 14 players and are linked with the likes of Tottenham Hotspur star Christian Eriksen and Chelsea ace Eden Hazard.

Which players should Madrid sign in the summer?

Let us know in the comments.

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Topics: Los Blancos, Football News, Football, Santiago Bernabeu, Spain, Robinho, Real Madrid, La Liga

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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