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Drenthe leaves for Sheffield Wednesday on loan

Royston Drenthe's interesting tenure at the Madejski Stadium has taken another twist after the winger signed for Sheffield Wednesday on a four-month loan deal.

Charlie Crowhurst

Reading have confirmed that the former Real Madrid forward will stay at Hillsborough until at least January, with no word on the chances of an extension or permanent deal. Also there's no mention of how much of Drenthe's sizeable wages we'll have to pay, or if there's any fee involved.

Drenthe made just 17 starts and scored just twice for the Royals, constantly dividing the fanbase during his season at the club. Many thought he was an unprofessional waste of wages while others felt and hoped that he might finally realise the potential that saw him join Madrid for a ten-figure transfer fee just a few years ago.

However, Nigel Adkins never seemed to warm to the player who was clearly an Anton Zingarevich signing and this summer totally froze the midfielder out, refusing to name Drenthe in a squad even when our injury crisis was at it's peak last week.

We'll have more on Drenthe's time at the club later this week but for now best of luck Royston.