Kluivert's Che career looks over
By Andrew Scurr
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Patrick Kluivert was told to go home after just 10 minutes training with Valencia.
Patrick Kluivert's future looks to be away from Valencia after he was thrown out of training following lengthy discussions with coach Quique Sanchez Flores.
The former Newcastle United striker has already been told that he was free to find a new club after just one season in Spain, but the latest incident could hasten his departure.
Kluivert had been training alone in a bid to regain his fitness but hoped to rejoin the rest of the Valencia squad for training on Thursday morning.
However, after a ten minute warm-up, the Dutchman was pulled aside by Sanchez Flores before being told to return to the changing rooms and go home.
Kluivert was far from impressed and stormed past reporters before leaving in his car in what looks like being one of his final actions as a Valencia player.
Celtic and Hamburg had previously been linked with a move for Kluivert, although both clubs may now be out of the running for the powerful striker.
The Bundesliga club consider him to be too big a risk, while Gordon Strachan has now signed fellow Dutch striker Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink from PSV Eindhoven.