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Fenerbahce announce Kuyt deal

03 Jun 2012 14:47:16

Fenerbahce announce Kuyt deal

Fenerbahce have announced the signing of Dirk Kuyt from Liverpool.

The Holland striker has signed a three-year contract with the Turkish giants, the club confirmed on their official Twitter account.

The 31-year-old, who moved to Anfield from Feyenoord in 2006, found first-team starts hard to come by under Kenny Dalglish last season.

Kuyt, who had a year to run on his Anfield contract, had been expected to leave Merseyside this summer, despite the departure of Dalglish, after a season in which he scored just two Premier League goals.

He claimed last week he had attracted interest from a host of clubs across Europe.

He was strongly linked with Hamburg and a return to Feyenoord, although he ruled out the latter, saying they would not be able to afford his wages.

He has opted for a move to Istanbul, though, possibly attracted by the prospect of Champions League football next season.

Fener will enter the preliminary rounds of the competition after finishing runners-up to Galatasaray in the Super Lig.

Kuyt leaves Liverpool having won just one trophy in six seasons on Merseyside, the Carling Cup last season, when he scored in the penalty shoot-out win over Cardiff.


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