It has been reported that Liverpool are willing to sell Dirk Kuyt in order to raise funds for new signings in the January transfer window. Dirk Kuyt has been one of the first-team regulars since arriving at Anfield in 2006 from Dutch football.
However, he has been extremely poor in front of goal during these years, which has meant that he has been largely employed as a right-winger. Kenny Dalglish recently tried to shift him back to the striker’s position in the match against Stoke city, but Dirk Kuyt could not deliver the returns in this match as well. Hence, there have been rumours that Dirk Kuyt could be sold in this transfer window in order to fund a move for Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe.
It is thought that the striker would cost around £ 12 million. Even though the 31-year-old Dirk Kuyt is certainly not going to fund the entire amount, it is thought that Liverpool to have some finances arriving from the owner John Henry for the signing. Even if Dirk Kuyt decides to leave Liverpool in this transfer window or in the summer, he will definitely not find any shortage of takers given that he is one of the hard-working members of the team.
As well as selling Dirk Kuyt, Liverpool could also raise the money by permanently selling Joe Cole to the French champions Lille. Joe Cole has impressed a lot during the first half season with Lille. It is thought that the French club would be interested in negotiating a deal with the Merseyside club. The only stumbling block in the deal could be the wages of Joe Cole, which is in the region of £ 120,000 per week. Hence, the deal may not fully rest on the clubs, but on the part of Joe Cole.