Liverpool stalwart, Dirk Kuyt, is a target of Bundesliga outfit, and former employers of Schteve McClaren, Wolfsburg. The 30-year-old is out of contract in 2012 and having so far not opened talks over an extension, and with Kenny Dalglish looking to build for the future, it is thought that the Dutch international would be open to offers.
Wolfsburg, who recently installed former German international Pierre Littbarski as coach in place of Steve McClaren, are having a poor season in the Bundesliga. Having won the league in 2008/9, the Volkswagen-owned club are currently in 15th place, just 1 point above the relegation places.
But with Littbarski in charge and big money in the bank from the sale of Edin Dzeko to Manchester City, the German club are looking to boost their squad in the summer, and the hard-working Kuyt is high on their agenda. Wolfsburg would have to fork out around €7million for the versatile forward, who can play on the wing or up-front, but such a fee would not pose any problems for the Germans.
The opportunity of a fresh start in Germany could appeal to Kuyt, but as first-team regular at Liverpool it is unknown if the Dutchman genuinely wants to leave Anfield, considering the potential for exciting times ahead under Kenny Dalglish.
Martin Skrtel has also recently been linked to ‘Die Wölfe’, but on learning of the German club’s interest, the centre-back has firmly expressed his desire to stay at Anfield, stating,
“One thing is for sure – I have a valid contract with Liverpool, I am happy there and if they are happy with me, too, I am not going anywhere.”
While Skrtel looks set to remain on Merseyside, Dirk Kuyt, who has served Liverpool dutifully since 2006, could well be on his way to the Bundesliga, should Wolfsburg be able to convince the Dutch forward of their future plans for success.
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