Liverpool have agreed a fee with Feyenoord for Dutch international striker Dirk Kuyt.
Reds manager Rafa Benitez has been chasing the forward all summer and have finally agreed a deal with Feyenoord reported to be worth £10m.
A number of clubs including Liverpool’s Premiership rivals Newcastle were keen on signing Kuyt, but Liverpool appeared to have won the race for the free-scoring striker.
The 26-year-old admitted it would be a dream to join the Premiership club.
“For me, Liverpool is sure to be the dream club I was looking for,” said Kuyt.
“There was more interest from abroad, but for me there was nothing of the calibre of Liverpool, a brilliant club with an enormous reputation, fantastic support and a fabulous history. It is an honour to play for a club like that.”
Feyenoord chairman Jorien Van den Herik revealed the club could not stand in his way of a dream move.
“We did everything we could to keep Dirk at Feyenoord,” said Van den Herik.
“We went a long way to doing that and Dirk was open to that, but we knew that the chance was he would leave if his dream club came in. Liverpool is his dream club.
“Many clubs have tried to contact Dirk over the recent period, but he’s said no to clubs every time because they were not appealing enough despite there being many renowned clubs among them.
“That characterises Dirk’s attitude: either Feyenoord or my dream club.”