Former Liverpool forward Dirk Kuyt has played down rumours of an incredible and unlikely move to Barcelona.
It’s not the first time in recent months that Barca have been linked with a veteran striker after Robin van Persie was rumoured to be a target for the Catalans last month.
And now 35-year-old Feyenoord striker Kuyt is the subject of their interest, although the former Dutch international has quickly poured cold water on the rumours after hitting 10 goals in 11 games.
Barcelona’s transfer embargo is lifted in January and they are believed to be looking for an experienced frontman to add to their squad, but it won’t be Kuyt.
“Should the Feyenoord fans be concerned because I might go to Barca? No,” Kuyt told Dutch TV station RTL.
“I’ve started something beautiful (at Feyenoord) and I want to finish it.”
Kuyt is leading the Eredivisie goalscoring charts after moving back to Feyenoord – where he spent three years between 2003 and 2006 – in the summer after a spell in Turkey with Fenerbahce.
Kuyt, who earned 104 caps for Holland, won plenty of plaudits at Anfield with his hardworking displays during his six years with the club.