Kuyt leaves Liverpool for Fenerbahce
Liverpool forward Dirk Kuyt has left Anfield for Fenerbahce of Turkey, the Daily Mail has reported, with the Netherlands international declining the chance to stay under new manager Brendan Rodgers but leaving with some words on encouragement for the former Swansea City boss.
Kuyt insisted that his decision to quit the Merseyside club after six years is not a reflection on Rodgers, rather a desire of the 31-year-old to experience a fresh start in new surroundings, with the lure of Champions League football also too good to turn down. He said: “I would like to say my decision to leave Liverpool was nothing to do with the new manager coming in. From what I have heard he is a great manager.”
The Daily Telegraph meanwhile put the value of Kuyt’s transfer at £1m due to a clause in his contract agreed upon by Liverpool’s former management. The contract allowed Kuyt to speak with a club outside England if what the Telegraph terms a “lucrative offer was made for his services. The newspaper adds that the club’s current hierarchy deeply regrets such a clause.
Check out the Euro 2012 odds and get some tips on the European Championships betting.