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Former Liverpool star Dirk Kuyt wanted by MLS side

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There has been a string of former Premier League players linked with big moves to Major League Soccer recently and it looks like former Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt is the newest name on that shopping list. 

According to MLS Transfers, the Fenerbahce man is being intensely looked at by one unnamed MLS side but the fact that the Turkish team are looking to recoup some of the transfer fee and wages that they have invested in him in the two seasons he has spent at Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium.

The 33-year old is currently at the World Cup with the Netherlands so any potential move will almost certainly have to wait until the fate of Oranje has been decided. It could be a while though if Louis Van Gaal's charges keep up the kind of play that saw them romp out to a 5-1 victory against defending champions Spain in the first round of Group stage matches.

Kuyt will be most remembered by all for the six seasons that he spent with Liverpool between 2006 and 2011. The Dutchman was brought into Anfield by Rafa Benitez for a fee that while undisclosed was rumoured to be around €18million from Feyenoord in the Eredivisie. Kuyt was on fire for the Dutch club before being snapped up by Benitez, netting an astonishing 71 times in 101 games at De Kuip stadium. 

Kuyt became a more defensive forward for Liverpool. With Fernando Torres leading the line, Kuyt was given a role on the wing which he adjusted his game to well, becoming trusted by Benitez to start in big games.

He moved to Fenerbahce the season before last and has performed well for the side, scoring 10 times last season as they won the title by nine points from great rivals Galatasaray.

Kuyt has been a constant for his national side as well, racking up 98 caps for the Netherlands across his career and scoring 24 times. He was a part of the team that got to the World Cup final in South Africa in 2010 and has gone to Brazil with the team this year despite his age.

 

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