Valencia striker Patrick Kluivert will be out of action for at least eight weeks after undergoing surgery on his right knee.

The 29-year-old Dutch striker complained of pain in his knee after helping Valencia draw 2-2 with Real Zaragoza at the end of January.

Kluivert’s move to Valencia was delayed while he recovered from arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and he has since suffered a succession of problems.

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