The former Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt has said that he will certainly welcome the possibility of the Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder moving to the Turkish club Fenerbahce in the January transfer window. The Dutch midfielder has been linked with various clubs over the last few months after falling out of favour with the Italian club over the contract situation. Sneijder is one of the highest earning players at the club, who are currently struggling with a lot of financial difficulties. However, the player’s unwillingness to take a wage cut has been met with contempt by the Italian club, who have removed him from the first team.

It is widely expected that he would be sold during January because he has only two years left on his current contract. Manchester United and Bayern Munich were linked with the player, but the Turkish club Fenerbahce have emerged as the surprise candidates in the last few days. Kuyt, who moved to the club for £ 1 million in the summer, recently said that he would be happy to bring in a few other players from the Dutch international team if the club was interested. He is now determined to use his personal relationship with Sneijder to make the deal possible.

“I speak to him [Sneijder] often and I think he has been affected by what I told him and he is fond of Fenerbahçe. We know that Sneijder is an expensive player and there are other clubs that want him too. I did not ask whether he will come here but I know there are people that wonder about him in Turkey. The transfer would be wonderful from our point of view. He has to make a decision and believe me, even I don’t know what he’s thinking right now,” said Kuyt.