Dutch Under 21 international Royston Drenthe is ready to take Feyenoord to the court of arbitration to facilitate a move to Real Madrid.
Reports emanating from Holland Drenthe has hired lawyer Harro Knijff to try and win a move to Real.
“I can confirm that I am busy preparing the request for an arbitration case,” Knijff told Sportweek magazine.
Feyenoord general manager Peter Vogelzang has expressed his disappointment at Drenthe’s decision.
“We regret that things are turning towards this,” Vogelzang told the club’s official website.
“We have made our standpoint public a few times already and nothing has changed in that: Feyenoord doesn’t want to see Royston Drenthe go to another club.
“Our intention is to keep him at the club for at least one more year and if possible longer. We did not extend and renew his contract in April until the summer of 2011 for nothing.
“Feyenoord only wants to sell Drenthe if we get an offer that is as high as we think Royston Drenthe is worth to us.”