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Drenthe On Verge Of China Switch

Steve Clarke has told the press that out-of-favour winger Royston Drenthe could be departing England.

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Royston Drenthe started this season without a squad number and outside of the first team squad, but is about to have a lucky break as a move to China appears on the horizon, according to

There's an opportunity for Royston to get another move. -Steve Clarke

As reported in,

Royals boss Steve Clarke said: "The club called him back from Sheffield because there’s an opportunity for Royston to get another move.

"It’s progressing but until it actually happens it’s only speculation so we'll have to wait and see.

"But it looks in all probability that he’ll be going somewhere else for the second half of the season.

"If it comes off then it will be permanent."

He added: "I think it’s better not to say where it is.

"It’s up to the club and the representatives of Royston Drenthe to come to a satisfactory conclusion for all parties."

Royston Drenthe signed for the Royals in the summer of 2013, one of the last signings of the ill-fated Zingarevich era, and started the 2013/14 season as our great hope for promotion.

As it transpired, his flashes of skill didn't have any end product and when injury curtailed any hope of progress, Adkins soon fell out with the Dutch enigma.

He signed a last-minute half-season loan with Championship rivals Sheffield Wednesday in August 2014.

Read the full report from here.