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KUYT STAYING

The agent of Dirk Kuyt, Rob Jansen, has made it clear that his client is not going to join Napoli this summer.

There were speculations that the newly appointed Napoli manager Rafa Benitez who was Kuyt’s boss at Liverpool wants to sign him again and the Dutch winger might move to Italy this summer. But, his agent has denied those speculations.
When asked about the reports of Kuyt joining Napoli, Jansen said, “I have no idea about Napoli’s interest in Dirk. They haven’t called me yet.”

“I don’t think Dirk is looking to join any other club this summer. He enjoyed his first season at Fenerbahce and he wants to stay there.”

At Liverpool, Kuyt played under the guidance of Rafa Benitez for 4 years before the latter left the club in June 2010.

Kuyt stayed at Liverpool for two more seasons before making a move to Turkey at the start of the last season. Fenerbahce bought him after paying a transfer fee of 1 million Euros.

Kuyt’s performance in his debut season for Fenerbahce wasn’t that bad. He did look rusty in a few games, but, overall, he did well. He featured for the Turkish club in a total of 31 games and found the net 8 times.

In one of his interviews at the end of the season, when Kuyt was asked if he is satisfied with his performance in his first season for Fenerbahce, he had said, “It would have been better if I had scored a few more goals. But, overall, it was not a bad season for me. I enjoyed a lot playing in Turkey.”

Fenerbahce finished at no. 2 in the 2012-13 Turkish Super Lig points table with 61 points in 34 games. They remained 10 points behind the title winners Galatasaray SK.