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Dirk Kuyt Says He Turned Down a Move to Tottenham

Dirk Kuyt Says He Turned Down a Move to Tottenham

Dirk Kuyt continues to improve his standing amongst Liverpool supporters despite having left the club several years ago, after revealing he turned down Spurs before moving to Anfield.

The former Dutch international is currently playing for hometown club Feyenoord, where he continues to bang the goals in on a regular basis despite being 36-years-old.

Last month, Kuyt explained why he was proud to be an adopted Scouser, and elaborated on his dislike for Manchester United.

And now, he has endeared himself to the Reds faithful even further by explaining how he could have opted for a move to North London before eventually arriving on Merseyside.

Speaking to FourFourTwo, Kuyt said: “A year before I went to Liverpool, I had the opportunity to go to Spurs, where the manager, Martin Jol, and chairman, Daniel Levy, expressed an interest.

“But it was on transfer deadline day, and at that time I didn’t want to move.

“Later on, Liverpool became the number one club who wanted me, although all the negotiations took a while.

“Other clubs showed an interest too, such as Atletico Madrid. That’s also a nice club, but once I’d heard of Liverpool’s interest, it was the only club I wanted to go to. From a young age I’d always liked Liverpool.”

Thankfully for Liverpool supporters, Kuyt did indeed move to Anfield and he went on to become a cult hero and scored in the 2007 Champions League final against AC Milan.

What do you make of Kuyt’s comments? Would he have been a hit at White Hart Lane?

Let us know in the comments section below…


 

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