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Kuyt edges close to Liverpool exit as interest grows

Dirk Kuyt

Dirk Kuyt has revealed that a number of clubs across Europe are interested in signing him as he prepares to leave Liverpool the Telegraph reports.

The Holland international looks destined to leave Anfield in the summer despite having a year to run on his contract and a number of clubs are reportedly chasing his signature.

First team opportunities have proved hard to come by for the 31-year-old this season after falling out of favour with Kenny Dalglish prior to his sacking earlier this month.

Even with Brendan Rodgers set to succeed the Kop legend in the dugout Kuyt is still pressing head with plans to depart Merseyside and confessed teams from around the continent want to acquire his services.

“There are many clubs who are interested. Not only from England, also from Germany, Spain and Italy.” He told the Telegraph.

“One club he has ruled out, however, are former side Feyenoord who would not be able to afford his wages.

“I have had several conversations with Feyenoord but we were unable to agree.

Kuyt added: “I did not want on my conscience that Feyenoord would have financial problems because of my salary.

“There were too many doubts on both sides. I’ve thought about it, but it is not the time to return.”

The forward has spent six years with the Reds scoring 51 goals in 207 games since arriving from Feyenoord and has become a real fans favourite due to his work ethic and loyalty to the club.

Kuyt is currently with the Dutch squad preparing for the European Champions in Poland and Ukraine and will be hoping to impress his potential suitors.

He might find it difficult to claim a place in Bert van Marwijk’s first eleven though with Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Luuk de Jong, Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben all vying for a starting spot.

 

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