The striker of Fenerbahce, Dirk Kuyt has said that he would try to persuade his compatriot and former Arsenal captain, Robin Van Persie, to join Fenerbahce. He gave this statement while talking to the Liverpool news reporters before the World Cup qualifying match between Netherlands and Turkey.

As per Kuyt, he was on a holiday with Persie before the start of the season and he had talked to Persie about joining Fenerbahce then. But, Persie wanted to continue playing in the Premier League and he was looking to sign for an English club. So, he opted for Manchester United. The Dutch veteran said that he would again try to bring Persie to Fenerbahce.

Kuyt has signed for Fenerbahce this summer. He has joined the club on a contract of 3 years. Fenerbahce has paid 1 million Euros for buying Kuyt from Feyenoord. Kuyt has proved to be a very good buy for the club. He has performed amazingly well so far. His first goal for Fenerbahce came in a Champions League qualifying match against Vaslui.

Kuyt scored two goals in that match. He again scored in his first league match against Elazigspor. On being asked about his tenure at Fenerbahce so far, the Dutch veteran said that he is enjoying his time at Fenerbahce. Football is a popular game here in Turkey and people turn out in huge numbers to watch the matches. It’s exciting to play in front of such intense crowd. He has started the season well and he wants to continue playing well till the end of the season.

On being asked about the new coach of Netherlands, Louis Van Gaal, Kuyt said that Gall is a great manager and a very good human being. His attitude is supportive and he creates a fantastic environment in the camp. Hopefully, the Netherlands team would do well under his guidance.