Dutch winger Royston Drenthe has left Championship side Reading and joined Turkish outfit Kayseri Erciyesspor on a two-and-a-half year deal.

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drenthe readThe former Feyenoord and Real Madrid winger joined Reading in 2013 and made 23 appearances last season scoring twice. However the 27-year-old was deemed surplus to requirements in the summer and loaned to Sheffield Wednesday, where he played 15 times, scoring once.

With Drenthe on high wages Reading were desperate for him to depart this month, and today the club announced the Dutchman has left for Turkish side Kayseri Erciyesspor, signing a deal until 2017 after completing his medical.

A statement from Reading coach Steve Clarke on the clubs official site read, “Royston Drenthe is, without doubt, a talented player but sometimes, in football, transfers don’t deliver what they promise.

“That’s been the case for Royston at Reading FC so it’s best for both parties that he moves on and we wish him well for the future.”

Drenthe’s new club currently sit 15th in the Turkish Super Lig, only out of the relegation zone on goal difference.

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