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I think the idea is not to SIGN players over 27, to increase chances of a possible re-sale later on. They won't get rid of a player just because he's hit 30, it's not Logan's Run!
I would also be wary of dumping Kuyt, he doesn't score lots of goals, but he tends to score very important ones.
If KK does decide to let him go(and I believe the reports linking him to Inter are quite old) then it would be wise to replace him with a proven premiership player like Doyle at Wolves.Like Carroll he's scored goals at average clubs and with a better set of players around him could improve much faster.
We don't have the time for someone from another league to "bed in".The other problem being it's the euros at the end of the season so a regular international will not want to come and sit on the bench and risk their place in the national side.
My gut feeling tells me that Kuyt will stay. Last year even when Rafa was at Inter there was tons of speculation about this. Unless of course, they've offered him ridiculous wages in excess of 80-100 a week and a guaranteed role as a starter.. Other than that Dirk seems to love the club too much and was delighted at signing another year. So it really boils down to if he can accept not starting every match..
This is also seems to come at a strange time where there's rumors that Utd will make one last attempt at signing Snjeider and Kuyt is deemed as someone who could strengthen them if that happens in which case I'd hope for neither.
If he wants to go, and the transfer fee is right and we can find someone as adequate or better than him who fits the profile, then so be it. I don't think age, particularly with this guy who seems to eat glass and steel for dinner matters. So, if the sum makes sense and they can do better, maybe it's best but not if it's just for Jordan Henderson to take that role as his own..!
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Mixed feeling really. Kuyt is a work horse and a loyal servant to the club, but it will come a time when we will see him more on the bench than not. Therefore, if a reasonable offer comes in, say between 10-15m, we should let him go. I will reinvest the money in Cahill. Don't know why talks on this front has gone quiet and we are linked with Birmingham's Dann instead, but Cahill is different class.