Bacardi, cocaine and short skirts: Why Andy Van Der Meyde begged Royston Drenthe not to join Everton
Former Everton flop Andy Van Der Meyde begged fellow Dutchman Royston Drenthe not to join the club, it has been revealed.
Van Der Meyde warned his compatriot not to move to the Toffees because there were too many damaging temptations on offer on Merseyside.
According to Dutch news site HP De Tijd, Van Der Meyde left a voicemail on Drenthe’s phone in August 2011 when rumours of the potential move first surfaced.
He said: “Royston, I hear that you are on your way to Everton. Don’t do it boy, I beg you, don’t do it.
“Liverpool has too many temptations for guys like us. Before you know it you will be dragged into the nightclubs.
“There Bacardi flows and you can ski on cocaine; and the women, Royston. Oh man, oh man, oh man. Those British women with their short skirts…”
Drenthe lasted 11 months at Goodison Park before moving to FC Alania Vladikavkaz, apparently texting Van Der Meyde first to get his thoughts on the North Osettian city.
The reports suggest Van Der Meyde treated himself to a trip to Vladikavkaz and spent a couple of nights out on the town before reporting back: “Nothing to do. Ugly women. The coast is clear.”