Barcelona interested in making shock move for ex-Liverpool midfielder Dirk Kuyt

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Barcelona are reportedly interested in ex-Liverpool midfielder Dirk Kuyt in a bid to add some strength in depth to their attack.

According to Catalonian outlet Sport, as per ESPN, the Catalan club are keen to add experience to their ranks, with many dubbing the move and Kuyt as Barcelona's next Henrik Larson.

Larson was 33 when Barcelona came calling in 2004 - the Swedish frontman scored 174 goals during his time at Celtic before moving to Spain.


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35-year-old Kuyt is currently enjoying a second spell at Feyenoord where he made a name for himself in his earlier days, and since rejoining has scored four goals in seven games.

Kuyt boasts a large amount of experience that could prove beneficial to Barca having played in the Netherlands, Turkey and most famously England for Liverpool, where he played for six years.

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Kuyt has twice been the Dutch Player of the Year, an award previously won by the likes of Marco Van Basten, Dennis Bergkamp and Johan Cruyff.

The versatile midfielder has represented the Netherlands at three FIFA World Cups finals, including Brazil 2014, where he played five of the Netherlands' six games.

Barcelona are currently under a transfer ban from FIFA and are restricted in their transfer dealings until January 2016. Summer signings Alex Vidal and Arda Turan and unavailable for selection until then as a result of the restrictions.

The potential deal has been seen as a negative move by many Barcelona fans, who believe young stars from Barca's famous academy should be given the opportunity to shine. Sandro Ramirez and Munir El Haddadi are two players to have been highlighted.

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