Southampton target Dirk Kuyt close to Feyenoord move

Southampton target Dirk Kuyt wants to be the Netherlands Ryan Giggs


Fenerbahce’s Dirk Kuyt wants to move to his former club Feyenoord at the end of the season. The experienced forward has expressed a desire to return to the Netherlands despite receiving better offers from elsewhere in Europe.

Kuyt spent three seasons at Feyenoord, scoring 71 goals in 101 games, becoming a fan favourite at the Rotterdam based club.

“I want to return to the Netherlands,” Kyut was quoted as saying by the Turkish newspaper Milliyet.

“Yes, I could earn more money playing elsewhere in Europe however, I want to be the Netherlands Ryan Giggs.”

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The hard working forward’s contract with Fenerbahçe runs out at the end of the season and he is free to talk directly with other clubs. Southampton and West Ham have also been closely linked with the 34-year-old winger.

The former Netherlands international joined the Yellow Canaries from Liverpool in 2012 for €1 million.

Kuyt scored 71 times in 285 matches for the Reds and 24 goals in 104 international appearances for the Netherlands. The 34-year-old now has eight goals and four assists in all competitions this season.