Kluivert in trouble with criminal gang over gambling

International Edition By: Ambrose Udeme | 26/03/2017

Kluivert in trouble with criminal gang over gambling

Barcelona and Netherlands legend who is now Paris Saint-Germain director of football Patrick Kluivert is allegedly in one million euros worth of gambling debts to a criminal gang who are under investigation for match fixing, according reports.

Any link to the illegal activity has been stringently denied by the former Barcelona forward although he was called in to talk to police on a witness basis.

That is according to Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant after authorities discovered documents linking the gang to Kluivert during an investigation.

The debt, which was incurred between 2011 and 2012 on FC Twente games while he was reserve team coach and was not illegal at the time, is understood to have been largely repaid.

Kluivert's lawyer, Gerard Spong, has insisted that his client is a 'victim' in the whole affair, which remains focused away from the ex-striker and on match fixing.