Dirk Kuyt joins Mascherano in wanting out of Liverpool

Forward reportedly looking to leave Anfield for Rafa’s warm arms


“‘Agreement’? What ‘agreement’?” appears to be the message coming from Rafa Benitez this morning, as the Inter gaffer – who signed a contract promising not to poach any Liverpool players when he left – is accused by Roy Hodgson of turning the heads of first Javier Mascherano and now Dirk Kuyt.

A Certain Tabloid is reporting Dirk’s agent, Rob Jansen, has told Liverpool Inter are making eyes at his client, who is now rather interested in a £13m move to Italy:

The clubs continue to talk but Dirk has told Liverpool he no longer wants to be involved as this is something that regards his career and life. It doesn’t mean he wants to leave at all costs but when a club like Inter comes along it’s normal to look into it further.

Meanwhile, the Milan club have already faxed over £20m formal offer for Mascherano and are expecting the deal to go through before the weekend is out. Sporting Director Marco Branca told press:

I sent an offer to Liverpool by fax on Tuesday and am waiting for a reply from them. We’re not speaking to the player at the moment because we want to do this in the right way and make sure that Liverpool are happy.


The whole affair has led an understandably pissed off Roy Hogdson to questioned Rafa’s integrity, while also denying he’s heard about any interest for Sloth:

When Benitez left the club he signed an agreement that he would not poach players from Liverpool and I think that still applies. As far as I’m concerned, the agreement with Inter president Massimo Moratti still stands.

We have not received an offer from any club for Dirk Kuyt, this is obviously something going on behind the scenes with the agent talking to possibly the manager of Inter.

Judging by Hodgson’s reaction, it’s looking like Rafa is on course to erase all of the goodwill he left Anfield with – but, on the other hand, might Liverpool fans consider £37m for a long-unsettled midfielder and an easily-replaceable 30-year-old forward as the Fat Spanish Waiter doing them a favour?

8 responses so far
  • Tracey // August 26, 2010 at 11:33 am

    If LFC were to get the said 37 million to use on new players then yes let them go. For the money to benefit Gillette & Hicks then no don’t sell.

  • YNWA in LU7 // August 26, 2010 at 11:35 am

    I agree wholeheartedly with Tracey, if we get the money then get rid. Mascherano should be utterly ashamed, he’s everything that’s wrong with the modern footballer, as for Dirk, he tries hard but he’s neither a winger or a striker, with the two gone we can get M Diarra a winger and a striker

  • magnumopus // August 26, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    I’m not sure I would trust this article!

  • marco // August 26, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Well, what a rubbish post. Piece of shit no one ever heard about called Richard Gilzene calls THE BEST manager in Premier League history in terms of plus difference between average points gained and cost of squad “Fat Spanish Waiter”? Fucking stupid faggot. And Kuyt “easily-replaceable 30-year-old forward”? What a clown! First of all Kuyt is now winger, not forward you ignorant. Second is he as easily replaceable as Cristiano Ronaldo? Yet, he scored more open play goals in the league in 2008-09 than CR who then have beaten World transfer record and Kuyt was the best winger scorer in the whole league that season. All this said before even going into his work-rate, this wonderful World Cup finalist. Another stupid “article” based on opinions of laughable Sky pundits or 606 “fans”.

  • Richard Gilzene // August 26, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    Well I never.


    The Spoiler will forevermore refer to Dirk Kuyt as ‘Wonderful World Cup Finalist Dirk Kuyt’.

  • marco // August 27, 2010 at 8:11 am

    And rightly so ‘cos I didn’t even bring to your consideration how much longer he stayed in World Cup than overrated English players you all English media love so much. All these funny Lampards, Rooneys and other rubbish players which Germans rolled out easily.

  • marco // August 27, 2010 at 8:23 am

    And “Fat Spanish Waiter” to win his second major trophy for Inter tonight while his English successor have just lost a game on Monday by the bigger margin than Rafa has suffered in last two seasons. Yet, no calls for his head. Another evidence of how xenophobia affects English so-called pundits.

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