Former Everton and Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Royston Drenthe coming out of retirement

Royston Drenthe of Everton celebrates his goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Everton at Craven Cottage on October 23, 2011 in London, England.

Former Everton, Reading and Sheffield Wednesday midfielder attempts to resurrect his career.

Royston Drenthe of Everton celebrates his goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Everton at Craven Cottage on October 23, 2011 in London, England.

Former Dutch international midfielder Royston Drenthe is attempting to get back into football two years after retiring.

Now 31, Drenthe is on trial with Sparta Rotterdam during pre-season and hopes to earn a permanent contract, report Mundo Deportivo.

Drenthe had a colourful career first time around, earning a move from Feyenoord to Real Madrid in 2007.

Real Madrid's Drenthe (up) vies with Atletico de Madrid's Maxi Rodriguez (down) during a Spanish league  football match at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, 25 August 2007.  AFP PHOTO

He played for three English clubs, signing on loan with Everton for the 2011/12 season from Real, scoring three league goals and providing six assists.

David Moyes did not sign him permanently before he headed to Russia, before Reading signed him in 2014.

Andre Wisdom of Derby is challenged by Royston Drenthe of Reading during the Sky Bet Championship match between Reading and Derby County at the Madejski Stadium on March 15, 2014 in...

His most recent spell was on loan with Sheffield Wednesday in 2014/15 where he scored once, befor brief stints in Turkey and the UAE.

Explaining his retirement in a 2017 interview with Marca, Drenthe said: "I wasn't happy. I was tired, depressed, hopeless... It didn't make me happy playing professional football, I didn't like that world. Bad things happened to me and I was playing in the Emirates, one day I just said that's enough, I quit."

He intended to quit playing to build a successfulrap career, but he now appears set on a return to football by winning a contract in his native Holland.

 

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