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Dirk Kuyt has confirmed he is happy to stay with Feyenoord and admits he was relieved that he stayed withthe club, despite speculation linking him with a move during the January transfer window.

The Dutch international striker, who has 16 goals to his name in the Eredivisie this season, believes he could have a future with his present club.

“I want to grow and this could be with Feyenoord. Everyone thought I would leave at the end of the season, but that was never definite,” Kuyt told Algemeen Dagblad.

“The big European clubs, the clubs of my ‘dreams’, they already have good strikers. Over the past few months I didn’t receive one firm offer.

“I won’t play for a mid-table team in a bigger league than playing in the Eredivisie for Feyenoord.

“Last year my feelings at the end of the season were that if a good foreign side came in for me I’d move as I’d gone as far as I could with Feyenoord,” he continued.

“Now my feelings are completely different. Feyenoord are playing well and can play even better. I’m at a stage of my career where I must play Champions League football.”

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