Former Real Madrid star Royston Drenthe has been declared bankrupt at the age of 33 by a court in the Netherlands.

Drenthe was not present during the hearing but has explained that his lawyer was on holiday and expects the decision to be reversed.

“I don’t know the ins and outs and I don’t know exactly what’s going on, but if this is what I think it is, it’s not that important.” He told Daily Mail.

“I don’t know the ins and outs and I don’t know exactly what’s going on, but if this is what I think it is, it’s not that important.

“I’m always under a magnifying glass, but it will be resolved as it should.”

The 33-year-old lost a whooping sum of £3.2million.

Drenthe began his career with Eredivisie side Feyenoord before moving to the Santiago Bernabeu.

He moved to La Liga giants Real Madrid in 2007 following his impressive performance in the Under-21 European Championships, where he was named the player of the tournament as the Dutch player lifted the trophy. 

However, the former wonderkid struggled for regular playing time for the Los Blancos and he was released on loan to Everton.

Drenthe also played for Reading between 2013 and 2015 as well as a loan stint with Sheffield Wednesday.

He finally quit football and went into rap music and acting in 2016.

He returned to football in 2018 when he played for Sparta Rotterdam.

Drenthe currently plays for Kozakken Boys in the Dutch third tier to make ends meet.