Former Everton star's Bacardi, cocaine and short skirts warning
Former Everton flop Andy Van Der Meyde warned Royston Drenthe not to move to Goodison Park because of Bacardi, cocaine and "those British women with their short skirts."
Dutch website HP De Tijd and the Liverpool Echo reported that Van Der Meyde left a voicemail for Drenthe in August 2011, warning him of the Liverpool's temptations. Van der Meyde had played just 20 times for the Blues in four years, before being released in 2009. He then he spent a year in the city when his life spiralled into drink, drugs, gambling and depression.
"Royston, I hear that you are on your way to Everton. Don't do it boy, I beg you, don't do it," began Van Der Meyde's voicemail.
"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 left Real Madrid for the Toffees days later. He didn't set Goodison alight, and recently moved to Russian Premier League side FC Alania Vladikavkaz.