Hamburg have now joined the list of European clubs interested in Liverpool’s Dirk Kuyt after their technical director, Frank Arnesen spoke highly about the 31 year old striker. Kuyt has only one year left in his current contract, which is unlikely to be renewed by the Reds. Kenny Dalglish is set to clear out a few names in the summer to reduce the club’s wage bill and Kuyt, who earns £80,000-a-week, could be the most high-profile departure. He has been on the fringes of Dalglish’s plans this season and is behind Luis Suarez, Andy Carroll and Craig Bellamy in the pecking order.
It was revealed last month that the Dutchman could be available for as little as £1m and Hamburg unsurprisingly see great value in such a deal. Speaking to the German tabloid Bild, Arnesen said, “A player like Kuyt, who is still in good shape, can add something to any team. He is a real team-player with an excellent attitude.”
The German club are by no means the only club interested in the player who joined Liverpool from Feyenoord for £9m back in 2006 as Italian giants Roma are also reported be aware of his situation. His agent continues to state that nothing concrete has come up as he added, “There have not been any talks with Arnesen or with someone else from HSV. Would Kuyt be interested in a move to the Bundesliga? I can’t say anything about that. A lot of clubs have made enquiries, but there’s nothing concrete for now.”