LIVERPOOL’S Dutch international forward, Dirk Kuyt, could be ready to swap the one red shirt for another this Summer by making the switch to, Serie A club, AS Roma. Kuyt’s appearances have been somewhat limited this season, with just 19 starts for the Reds in all competitions, and he has previously hinted at his desire to move on in order to secure first team football.
Comments made by the player’s agent to Pagine Romaniste and reported on Talksport confirm Kuyt’s interest in joining the Italian outfit:
“Kuyt is considering his future. He still has a contract with Liverpool, (it) expires in 2014. Roma could be an option for Dirk. It’s a prestigious club that is fighting for important objectives. For now I can say that Roma is part of the list of clubs that Kuyt would take seriously.”
Fiorentina and Galatasaray are also believed to be interested in securing the striker’s services, with Kuyt known to wish to end his playing days in his native Holland, however Jansen acknowledges that that time has not yet come. In the meantime, Roma could be the perfect fit.
“Feyenoord know that Dirk will join them once he returns to Netherlands,” he added. “But when? It’s impossible to answer that question.”
Meanwhile, Forza Italian Football report that Roma have moved speedily to dismiss reports that they are interested in signing, Liverpool striker, Luis Suarez during the summer. Suarez has beeen linked with a move to the Italian capital by several reports this week, however, Roma Sporting Director Walter Sabatini told Radio Mana Mana:
“There is no negotiation going on for Suarez. Even though he’s had a few problems recently, he’s a really strong player, but these are only transfer rumours”
The statement will come as good news to Liverpool fans, with some fearing that their most potent attacking player may be tempted to leave England after some fairly harsh treatment by the authorities and opposition fans this term. The Roman club currently sit four points off the Champions’ League spots, and Sabatini admitted that their policy could change if the team were to qualify for Europe’s elite club competition.
“Should we qualify for that competition [The Champions League] then our market strategies would change.”
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