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23 ‘World-Class’ PL players you’ve probably forgotten about – Part 2: featuring Chelsea and Newcastle United stars

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23 ‘World-Class’ PL players you’ve probably forgotten about – Part 2: featuring Chelsea and Newcastle United stars

 

Patrick Kluivert – Newcastle United

25 Premier League Appearances, 6 Goals

Former Ajax, Milan and Barcelona striker Kluivert arrived at Newcastle United in 2004 with a fantastic scoring record. A strike partnership with Alan Shearer was a mouth-watering prospect for the club’s fans.

Unfortunately, Kluivert was unable to hold down a regular place in the team and was critical of manager Graeme Souness’ reluctance to drop Shearer, even if he was out of form.

Kluivert left Newcastle United for Valencia after only one season after the club decided against invoking an option to sign him for a further two years.

 

Landon Donovan  Everton

17 Premier League Appearances, 2 Goals

Widely regarded as one of the best players to have come out of the US, Donovan joined Everton on loan during the MLS break in both 2009-10 and 2011-12.

 

Both loan periods were considered a success with Donovan winning Everton’s Player of the Month award in his first spell and chipping in with seven assists in his second spell.

Viorel Moldovan – Coventry City

10 Premier League Appearances, 1 Goal

Coventry City made Romanian international striker Moldovan the club’s record signing when he arrived from Grasshoppers of Zurich in 1998.

Unfortunately his time at the club was peppered with some less than impressive displays which led to many wondering whether he was playing with too much caution so as not to get injured in a World Cup year.

Fortunately for Coventry City they sold him on a year later to Fenerbahce for a £750,000 profit,

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