Kluivert offered trial at Sheffield Wednesday

Ollie Irish

24th, July 2007


kluivert.jpgAjax, AC Milan, Barcelona…er, Sheffield Wednesday. Former Dutch superstar, Patrick Kluivert has played for some of Europe’s greatest clubs but his fall from grace seems to have almost reached rock bottom.
Since coming off the bench to score the winning goal in the European Cup Final at 18, poor Patrick’s love of partying has seen him thrown out of a few clubs – some where he was actually supposed to be playing football.
He decided not to take up a second year option at Newcastle in 2005 but has apparently rekindled his love for the English game with a chance to join Championship side, Sheffield Wednesday – although, even they want a look at him first. How the mighty have fallen?

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  1. Kenneth says:

    Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy – remember the manslaughter conviction, leading to community service just before the 98 World Cup (and we thought letting Shearer off with kicking Neil Lennon was lax), the rape charge (insufficient evidence…).
    Or alternatively this story ‘An owner of a bar in Barcelona, Kluivert was known to show up late and sometimes drunk for his team’s training sessions during the late ’90s. In fact, his partying is so well-known that upon being signed by Valencia in 2005 he led his press conference by declaring, “Everyone can relax. I will behave myself at night.”’ (http://www.askmen.com/specials/world_cup_2006/top_20/Patrick_Kluivert.html), and the clause Valencia had about if he didn’t behave, they could dump his 3 year deal – suffice to say 1 year later he joined PSV…
    I’m sure there is a lesson somewhere in there: promising career + driving convictions + drink = Sheff Wed…

  2. Jonathan says:

    He’s used to trials, so he should do all right at this one! Sounds like a publicity stunt to me. Why would Wednesday go and spend loads of money on someone who simply hasn’t done it wherever he’s been for years when they are in plenty of debt and can’t attract investors?
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