Dirk Kuyt has left Anfield and joined Turkish side Fenerbahce on a three year deal for a fee rumored to be around £1m.
The Dutch winger lost his place in the Liverpool starting line up last season under former manager Kenny Dalglish. In an interview just a week back, Kuyt had made his intentions to leave the Merseyside club clear, but his decision to play in the Super Lig has surprised many. It is understood that the 31 year old is taking a significant pay cut as well to make the transfer happen, which is even more weird.
Feyenoord, Kuyt’s former club, were extremely keen on signing the Dutchman but the player ruled out the possibility of a move last week citing the club’s inability to meet his wage demands. Although the details of the contract are still not clear, it is likely that the prospect of playing Champions League football next term attracted Kuyt.
The hard working winger who joined Liverpool in 2006 has managed to win just one silverware with the Reds, the League Cup. The highlight of his last season would be his winning goal against United in the FA Cup after coming on as a substitute in the dying minutes of the game. Dirk Kuyt has always been a favorite among the Anfield faithful and the player thanked the fans for their support after announcing his decision to leave.