Date: 20th July 2006 at 12:46pm
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A player with so much talent, but one who always give the impression he ‘couldn’t care less’. He left St James’ Park with a dig at Alan Shearer, saying Craig Bellamy was a far better player, but Michael Chopra also left Newcastle but couldn’t resist a dig back at the Dutchman. ‘I wish I was has emerged as a target for the Bundesliga side

‘I wish I was given the chance at Newcastle that Kluivert had,’ said Chopra. ‘He never gave the impression he wanted to play for the club. Yet I wanted to play for Newcastle so much.’

Hamburg are pursuing a deal for the 29-year-old former Ajax and Barcelona man as a cut-price alternative to Aston Villa’s Milan Baros. Kluivert, who also failed to impress at Valencia last season, is surplus to requirements and it was thought he could retire. But … obviously not.