Patrick Kluivert has backed Barcelona's interest in AZ Alkmaar striker Mounir El Hamdaoui.

Barca watched the former Tottenham forward in action on the weekend and ex-Nou Camp star Kluivert said: "I'm a very close friend of El Hamdaoui.

"He is a great player and I am sure that if he continues like this, someday he'll be signed by Barca."